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ERIC Number: EJ720559
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 37
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0098-9495
Interdivision Fiscal Equity in Saskatchewan, 1985-2000: An Analysis of Spending Equity and Wealth Neutrality
Paquette, Jerry
Journal of Education Finance, v30 n2 p139-175 Fall 2004
In the spring of 2002 the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan requested a study of expenditure and revenue equity and wealth neutrality in Saskatchewan from 1985 through 2000. The Saskatchewan context is unusual, an economy quite dependent on agriculture, politics that have bifurcated along urban-rural lines, and numerous other characteristics that distinguish Saskatchewan from most other North American jurisdictions. As expected, some urban areas spent more than rural areas, and nonrural divisions had greater spending and revenue variance than rural divisions, especially when tuition and transportation are removed; the division responsible for education in the north spent more than other divisions, and so forth. However, this study produced some remarkable results in other respects, most notably a negative relationship between per-pupil spending and revenue on one hand and per-pupil wealth on the other for all categories of school divisions except rural divisions in conjunction with growing positive relationships for rural divisions and growing rural dependence on the local property tax source, especially in the wake of major property assessment reforms in 1997. (Contains 2 figures, 22 tables, and 38 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada