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ERIC Number: EJ907707
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0141-1926
Do Increased Resources Increase Educational Attainment during a Period of Rising Expenditure? Evidence from English Secondary Schools Using a Dynamic Panel Analysis
Pugh, Geoff; Mangan, Jean; Gray, John
British Educational Research Journal, v37 n1 p163-189 Feb 2011
This article estimates the effects of school expenditure on school performance at Key Stage 4 in England, over the period 2003-07 during which real per pupil expenditure increased rapidly. It adds to previous investigations by using dynamic panel analysis to: exploit time series data on individual schools that only recently has become available; adjust for the potential endogeneity not only of expenditure but also of other determinants of performance; and differentiate the short-run and the (higher) long-run attainment effects of spending changes. Consistent with other recent work, the article reports a generally significant but small effect of expenditure on school performance, but it also finds that the effect varies between specialist and non-specialist schools, with the effect on the latter being larger. Further, the article identifies significant dynamics in the school improvement process, quantifies the long-run effect of expenditure changes, suggests that spending effects increase with socio-economic disadvantage, and quantifies absence effects. (Contains 2 notes, 5 tables, and 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)