The efficiency of private and public schools in urban and rural areas:moving beyond the development goals

Johnes, Geraint and Virmani, Swati (2020) The efficiency of private and public schools in urban and rural areas:moving beyond the development goals. International Transactions in Operational Research, 13 (5). pp. 1869-1885. ISSN 0969-6016

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Abstract

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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International Transactions in Operational Research
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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article:Johnes, G. and Virmani, S. (2020), The efficiency of private and public schools in urban and rural areas: moving beyond the development goals. Intl. Trans. in Op. Res., 27: 1869-1885. doi:10.1111/itor.12658 which has been published in final form at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/itor.12658 This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
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22 Jun 2019 09:01
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