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ERIC Number: ED450488
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Pages: 21
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Public Funding of Catholic Schools in Venezuela: Effects on the Qualifications and Salaries of Catholic School Teachers.
Vegas, Emiliana
This paper discusses the impact on teacher qualifications and earnings of public financing of private education. As societies become more frustrated with government-run schools, policies to provide public funds for private schools--for example, tuition subsidies, vouchers, or tuition tax credits--become more attractive. However, it is important to understand how elastic is the supply of private schools when agreements to provide public funds are enacted. Two of the key justifications for such agreements are that: (1) private schools provide a given quality of schooling at lower costs; and (2) public schools might respond positively to having some competition from private schools. Both of these justifications ultimately depend on whether private schools can expand the supply of schools under such agreements. The single most important determinant of the supply flexibility of private schools under such agreements is the elasticity of supply of teachers of a given quality. The paper sheds light on this important question by analyzing the effects of public schools on the qualification and salaries of private-school teachers. (Contains 27 references.) (DFR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Venezuela