Title: Efficiency of investment in compulsory education: empirical analyses in Europe
Authors: AGASISTI TOMMASOHIPPE RALPHMUNDA GIUSEPPE
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2017
JRC N°: JRC106678
ISBN: 978-92-79-68863-8
ISSN: 1831-9424
Other Identifiers: EUR 28607 EN
OP KJ-NA-28607-EN-N
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC106678
DOI: 10.2760/975369
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: The current economic crisis has put ever more to the forefront the need to achieve educational goals in the most efficient way. Therefore, this report provides an empirical analysis of the efficiency in education in the EU. Efficiency is measured first by using two different but related traditional frontier approaches (Data Envelopment Analysis and Free Disposal Hull) and then the robustness of our findings is checked by means of multi-criteria evaluation. The analysis is based on a number of standard variables from the literature. The results show, among others, that not the amount, but the specific use of resources is what matters; and that the efficiency of an educational system could also contribute to long-term benefits in terms of adults’ skills and competences.
JRC Directorate:Growth and Innovation

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