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Measuring efficiency in education: an analysis of different approaches for incorporating non-discretionary inputs


Cordero-Ferrera, Jose Manuel; Pedraja-Chaparro, Francisco; Salinas-Jiménez, Javier


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Abstract Measuring efficiency in the education sector is a highly complex task. One of the reasons is that the main resource of schools (the type of students they have) lie outside of their control, which means that it must be treated differently to other factors in analysis. This study examines the different options available in the literature for incorporating non-controllable inputs in a DEA analysis in order to determine the most appropriate model for evaluating schools. Our empirical study presents the results obtained using the model proposed by Fried et. al (1999), though we use bootstrap techniques to avoid problems of bias in the estimations.
Sprache Dokument Englisch
Publikationsjahr 2008
Seitenangabe S. 1323-1339
Zeitschriftentitel Applied Economics, 40 (2008) 10
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00036840600771346
Status Postprint; begutachtet (peer reviewed)
Lizenz PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)