ERIC Number: ED104747
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
National Income Elasticities of Educational and Non-Educational Government Expenditures Among Selected Nations.
Choi, Jae W.
The main purposes of this study are to investigate through national income elasticities the amounts of governmental expenditure in 30 countries on total governmental service and on selected services of education, defense, health, and social welfare over the period from 1950 to 1967. Analysis of data available from various statistical sources, such as the United Nations Statistical Yearbook, is accomplished with a regression formula to compute national income elasticity values and with the Pearson produce-moment correlation coefficient to examine the relationship between national income and government expenditures. Results of the study show that coefficients of national income elasticity for education are higher than other categories of governmental expenditures, indicating a favorable recognition of education; higher income countries tend to allocate more for education than low income ones, implying the need for international aid to those countries as a means for closing the gap between high and low incomes; and low income countries have a greater income elasticity for education, indicating that they attach greater importance to education than high income countries where a greater capacity for spending exists. (Author/JH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D. C. March 30-April 3, 1975)