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Educational efficiency in a dea-bootstrap approach


  • Francesca Giambona

    () (University of Palermo)

  • Erasmo Vassallo

    () (University of Palermo)

  • Elli Vassiliadis

    () (University of Palermo)


We use the PISA 2006 results to analyse the students' proficiencies in 24 European Countries with regard to two indexes that represent the educational resources available at home and the family background of students. Many factors affect the proficiencies and therefore, using a DEA-bootstrap method, we intend to measure the efficiency of the European educational systems as capability to ensure high students' competencies despite adverse conditions about the educational resources available in students' home and the family background.

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  • Francesca Giambona & Erasmo Vassallo & Elli Vassiliadis, 2010. "Educational efficiency in a dea-bootstrap approach," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 30(4), pages 2709-2719.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-10-00464

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    1. Angel de la Fuente & Antonio Ciccone, 2003. "Human capital in a global and knowledge-based economy," Working Papers 70, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.
    2. Forsund, Finn R. & Sarafoglou, Nikias, 2005. "The tale of two research communities: The diffusion of research on productive efficiency," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 98(1), pages 17-40, October.
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    PISA; educational achievement; efficiency analysis.;

    JEL classification:

    • I2 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education
    • C1 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General


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