ERIC Number: ED216823
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Economic Effectiveness of Student Allowances for Isolated Families.
This paper has attempted to highlight some economic aspects of government cash benefits (particularly those in Queensland) to isolated rural families which enable children to live away from home (LAFH) to receive their schooling. It has considered allowances as welfare payments and has examined some of their equity and efficiency implications. However, it must be acknowledged that social welfare cannot be rigorously defined, and as a result, the observations about LAFH allowances that are discussed might attract other interpretations. After consideration of the particular circumstances of isolated families, what has been suggested in this instance is that allowances are probably deficient in some ways with respect to equity and efficiency. Nevertheless, better alternatives, judged on these two economic criteria, are difficult to find. (Author/AH)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Boarding Homes, Boarding Schools, Cost Effectiveness, Disadvantaged, Efficiency, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Organizational Effectiveness, Residential Institutions, Rural Education, Socioeconomic Influences, State Aid, Student Financial Aid, Welfare Services
Not available separately; see RC 013 370.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Research on Rural Education, Nedlands (Western Australia).
Identifiers: Australia (Queensland); Isolation (Geographic); Living Away from Home Allowances (Australia)
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference "New Directions in Rural Education" (Perth, Western Australia, November 1979).