Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/208642
Authors: 
Yu, Zhiqian
Zhu, Ning
Zheng, Yuan
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Copenhagen Discussion Papers No. 2013-43
Abstract: 
The study investigates the efficiency of local public educational expenditure of 31 provinces in China during 2005-2010, using the Slack-based Measurement (SBM) directional distance function. The results show that public educational expenditure is the most efficient in eastern China, followed by middle and western areas. The inefficiency can be explained mostly by the number of master graduates, while the impacts of the number of undergraduates and graduates from secondary school are also significant. Additionally, bootstrap method is applied to explore the contextual factors influencing the efficiency. The results suggest that economic development and urbanization process increase the efficiency, while the state-owned industry obstructs the development.
Subjects: 
Public Educational Expenditure
Efficiency
Slack-based Measurement Directional Distance Function
Bootstrap
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Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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