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Análisis de la eficiencia técnica en la Educación Secundaria/Tehnical efficiency in educational institutions

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  • SEIJAS DÍAZ, A.

    () (Universidad de A Coruña. Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales.Campus de Elviña, 15071 A Coruña. Fax 981.167.070.)

Abstract

El objetivo de este trabajo es evaluar el performance de los centros de educación secundaria de la provincia de A Coruña partiendo del concepto de función de producción. A tal fin, se emplea como técnica de estimación de los resultados el Análisis Envolvente de Datos, debido a su flexibilidad para adaptarse a las peculiaridades del proceso educativo. Los resultados ponen de manifiesto el elevado nivel de eficiencia técnica de los institutos analizados, así como el papel fundamental que desempeñan los factores no controlables por el gestor. The objective of this study is to evaluate the performance of the secondary education centres of A Coruña in Spain using the concept of production function. To this end Data Envelopment Analysis is used, since it is inherently flexible and therefore most suited to the peculiarities of the education process. The results clearly demonstrate that the technical efficiency of the centres analysed is extremely high and that the factors, which do not come under the auspices of the manager i.e. the non-controllable factors, are fundamental to the efficiency of the centre.

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  • Seijas Díaz, A., 2005. "Análisis de la eficiencia técnica en la Educación Secundaria/Tehnical efficiency in educational institutions," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 23, pages 299-322, Agosto.
  • Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:23_2_3
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    Keywords

    Eficiencia Técnica; Función de Producción Educativa; Análisis Envolvente de Datos; Educación./Technical Efficiency; Educational Production Function; Data Envelopment Analysis; Education.;

    JEL classification:

    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • L31 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - Nonprofit Institutions; NGOs; Social Entrepreneurship

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