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ERIC Number: EJ745726
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0258-2236
The Targeting of Public Spending on School Education, 1995 and 2000: Research Article
Van der Berg, Servaas
Perspectives in Education, v24 n2 p49-63 Jun 2006
This article measures targeting of public spending on school education in South Africa for the years 1995 and 2000. Equalisation of publicly subsidised pupil-teacher ratios in this period largely eliminated discrimination in subsidies per child, but some differentials in subsidies still remain as a result of differences in qualifications and experience, and hence salaries, between teachers in more and in less affluent schools. However, despite these differentials, education spending is now quite well targeted to the poor, even in an international context. Despite improved equity in distribution of fiscal resources, equity of educational outcomes remains elusive, particularly when education quality is also considered. This emphasises the importance of improving efficiency in schools, particularly in poor schools.
Perspectives in Education. Faculty of Education, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa. Tel: +27-12-420-4732; Fax: +27-12-420-3003; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa