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Measuring equity of education resource allocation: An output-based approach

Carina Omoeva, Nina Menezes Cunha and Wael Moussa

International Journal of Educational Development, 2021, vol. 87, issue C

Abstract: This paper provides a methodological framework to measure and analyze educational resource allocation within and across systems and ascertain potential equity implications. The proposed approach employs an outputs-driven method to provide a snapshot of the equitable distribution of key educational resources available in relation to student populations that are most in need. Our approach standardizes educational resources into three broad dimensions including teacher quality, school physical environment, and school instructional environment while contrasting the allocation of these resources between low- and high-needs schools. We implement this approach using real world data from Brazil to demonstrate its adaptability to the context and available data while still maintaining a consistent framework across applications.

Keywords: Education finance; Education resource allocation; Education equity; Equity measurement (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2021.102492

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