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Do Parents Perceive The Technical Quality Of Public Schools? An Activity Analysis Approach

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  • López-Torres, Laura
  • Prior, Diego

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This paper analyzes the level of “technical” quality public schools and determines whether or not there are discrepancies between this indicator and parents’ subjective perception of quality. A sample of public schools in Catalonia is surveyed. The results show that parents correctly perceive the technical quality. Furthermore, there is a significant negative relationship between the concentration index and parental demand. The findings reveal that parents have some awareness of school quality when enrolling their children and try to obtain their choice based on quality considerations.

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  • López-Torres, Laura & Prior, Diego, 2013. "Do Parents Perceive The Technical Quality Of Public Schools? An Activity Analysis Approach," Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 13(3), pages 39-60.
  • Handle: RePEc:eaa:eerese:v:13:y2013:i:3_3
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    1. Laura López Torres & Diego Prior, 2014. "Measuring school demand in the presence of spatial dependence. A conditional approach," Investigaciones de Economía de la Educación volume 9,in: Adela García Aracil & Isabel Neira Gómez (ed.), Investigaciones de Economía de la Educación 9, edition 1, volume 9, chapter 4, pages 117-141 Asociación de Economía de la Educación.
    2. José Manuel Cordero & Diego Prior & Rosa Simancas, 2016. "A comparison of public and private schools in Spain using robust nonparametric frontier methods," Central European Journal of Operations Research, Springer;Slovak Society for Operations Research;Hungarian Operational Research Society;Czech Society for Operations Research;Österr. Gesellschaft für Operations Research (ÖGOR);Slovenian Society Informatika - Section for Operational Research;Croatian Operational Research Society, vol. 24(3), pages 659-680, September.
    3. Laura López Torres & Diego Prior, 2014. "Measuring school demand in the presence of spatial dependence. A conditional approach," Investigaciones de Economía de la Educación volume 9,in: Adela García Aracil & Isabel Neira Gómez (ed.), Investigaciones de Economía de la Educación 9, edition 1, volume 9, chapter 4, pages 117-141 Asociación de Economía de la Educación.
    4. repec:eee:regeco:v:65:y:2017:i:c:p:89-103 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Keywords

    Efficiency; quality; data envelopment analysis (DEA).;

    JEL classification:

    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis
    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • I24 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Education and Inequality

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