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ERIC Number: ED521874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1346-6151
Incidences of Public Education Spending in Developing Countries
Yuki, Takako
Online Submission, The Japanese Journal of Evaluation Studies v3 n2 p144-157 Sep 2003
This paper quantitatively analyzes the incidence of public education spending on the poor in developing countries by using the results of standard benefit-incidence studies and additional national data. Although there is considerable variation across studies, it is found that public education spending generally does not favor the poor, but it does favor them at a lower level of education. The poorest quintile (20% of the population), on average, receives 16.3% of total public education spending while the richest quintile receives 25.9%. In primary education, the poorest quintile receives 22.4% of public spending but only 5.5% in higher education. The cross-country analysis of variations in the incidence of public education spending implies that increased spending on education will be associated with increased share for the poor given that it is not devoted to spending on higher education. (Contains 3 tables and 15 notes.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A