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Measuring school demand in the presence of spatial dependence. A conditional approach
López Torres, Laura
Prior Jiménez, Diego
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Empresa

Publicació: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia de l'Empresa 2014
Descripció: 50 p.
Col·lecció: Document de treball (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia de l'Empresa) ; 14/3
Resum: Improving educational quality is an important public policy goal. However, its success requires identifying factors associated with student achievement. At the core of these proposals lies the principle that increased public school quality can make school system more efficient, resulting in correspondingly stronger performance by students. Nevertheless, the public educational system is not devoid of competition which arises, among other factors, through the efficiency of management and the geographical location of schools. Moreover, families in Spain appear to choose a school on the grounds of location. In this environment, the objective of this paper is to analyze whether geographical space has an impact on the relationship between the level of technical quality of public schools (measured by the efficiency score) and the school demand index. To do this, an empirical application is performed on a sample of 1,695 public schools in the region of Catalonia (Spain). This application shows the effects of spatial autocorrelation on the estimation of the parameters and how these problems are addressed through spatial econometrics models. The results confirm that space has a moderating effect on the relationship between efficiency and school demand, although only in urban municipalities.
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Llengua: Anglès.
Document: workingPaper
Matèria: Escoles -- Elecció -- Models matemàtics ; Educació -- Avaluació -- Models matemàtics ; School efficiency ; School demand ; Spatial econometrics ; Spatial dependence

Adreça alternativa: http://hdl.handle.net/2072/243654


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