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Incidence analysis of public support to the private education sector in Cote d'Ivoire

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  • Sakellariou, Chris
  • Patrinos, Harry Anthony

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This report analyzes the equity effects of public subsidization of private schools in Cote d'Ivoire, updates previous analyses, and attempts to assess how efficiently public spending is targeted. The subsidy per student in private (and public) schools increases at higher quintiles. Students from families in the highest quintile receive more than twice the subsidy received by students from families in the lowestquintile, compared with four times more in the case of students attending public schools. However, the subsidy system is progressive as there is a clear tendency for the share of family education expenditure covered by subsidies to decline at higher quintiles. This element of progressivity is stronger in the case of private school attendance.

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Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 3231.

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Date of creation: 01 Mar 2004
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Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbrwps:3231

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Keywords: Primary Education; Public Health Promotion; Teaching and Learning; Health Monitoring&Evaluation; Gender and Education; Health Monitoring&Evaluation; Gender and Education; Primary Education; Teaching and Learning; Urban Services to the Poor;

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Cited by:
  1. Muhammad Akram & Faheem Jehangir Khan, 2007. "Public Provision of Education and Government Spending in Pakistan," Governance Working Papers 22183, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
  2. Harry Anthony Patrinos & Felipe Barrera-Osorio & Juliana Guaqueta, 2009. "The Role and Impact of Public-Private Partnerships in Education," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 2612, January.
  3. Muhammad Akram & Faheem Jehangir Khan, 2007. "Health Care Services and Government Spending in Pakistan," Governance Working Papers 22184, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
  4. Ahmed Nawaz Hakro & Muhammed Akram, 2007. "The Incidence of Government Expenditures on Education and Health: Microeconomic Evidence from Pakistan," Lahore Journal of Economics, Department of Economics, The Lahore School of Economics, vol. 12(2), pages 27-48, Jul-Dec.

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