ERIC Number: ED180111
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Education Price Index. Elementary-Secondary Level. Methodological Report. [and] Service Bulletin, Vol. 1, No. 1. Catalogue 81-002.
An education price index for elementary and secondary education in Canada was needed to determine what portion of expenditure growth was caused by changing prices, as opposed to the quantity and/or quality of inputs purchased. The primary objective was to construct a statistical measure that would permit expenditures on education to be deflated. Using the statistical technique of deflation, pure price change is identified first, then change in the quantity and/or quality of education inputs can be established as residuals. Following more than one year of consultation with potential major users, a methodology was selected. This document presents the background for the publication of price indices of elementary and secondary education and describes the detailed methodology. The following elements are discussed: the population concerned, the reference period, the items of the index and their weights, the price variations, the formula and the calculation of the index, and the teachers' salaries subindex. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Statistics Canada, Ottawa (Ontario). Education, Science, and Culture Div.
Identifiers - Location: Canada