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Towards the equality of educational opportunity in the province of Buenos Aires

Juan Mongan (), Daniel Santín () and Aurelia Valiño Castro ()

Journal of Policy Modeling, 2011, vol. 33, issue 4, 583-596

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to simulate some education policies which would be consistent with different definitions of equality of opportunity (EO). In concrete, we estimate how educational resources should be distributed in order to achieve equality of educational opportunity in the province of Buenos Aires. For that purpose we use a stochastic production frontier model for 12 years old students. The results change drastically depending on the considered concept of EO. If that means giving everybody the same school inputs, the change is not significant. If we want to equalize the academic outputs, the policy is simply impracticable. But if we want to equalize the academic output considering the efforts made by the pupils, the policy is expensive but achievable.

Keywords: Equality; of; educational; opportunity; Educational; production; function; Stochastic; frontier; analysis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
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