The efficiency of private and public schools in urban and rural areas: moving beyond the development goals
Data from the Young Lives study are used to evaluate the efficiency of education systems in four low and middle income countries: Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam. A meta-frontier variant of data envelopment analysis is used to assess the relative performance of each country’s system, and, within each country, to evaluate the impact of public and private schooling, and of urban and rural location. Comparisons are drawn between the four countries; the results indicate that in no country does the educational system perform uniformly badly or well. Conditioning on the inputs available, rural areas are often indicative of higher levels of efficiency, thus suggesting a number of implications for policy.
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Citation : Johnes, G. and Virmani, S. (2019) The efficiency of private and public schools in urban and rural areas: moving beyond the development goals. International Transactions in Operational Research, 13(5), e12678.
ISSN : 0969-6016,
Research Institute : Institute for Applied Economics and Social Value (IAESV)
Peer Reviewed : Yes