ERIC Number: EJ1058540
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
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School Expenditure and School Performance: Evidence from New South Wales Schools Using a Dynamic Panel Analysis
Pugh, G.; Mangan, J.; Blackburn, V.; Radicic, D.
British Educational Research Journal, v41 n2 p244-264 Apr 2015
This article estimates the effects of school expenditure on school performance in government secondary schools in New South Wales, Australia over the period 2006-2010. It uses dynamic panel analysis to exploit time series data on individual schools that only recently has become available. We find a significant but small effect of expenditure on relative school performance and significant dynamics in the school improvement process. In addition, our estimates support previous studies in suggesting that the size of schools is an important factor in their performance. Regarding methods for analysing school expenditure effects, this article argues the relevance of a dynamic specification for the investigation of school performance and recommends a continuing research agenda using panel data and dynamic models.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Expenditures, Secondary Schools, Educational Improvement, Data Analysis, Performance Factors
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Australia