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Determinants of public education expenditure: evidence from Indian states

Monojit Chatterji, Sushil Mohan () and Sayantan Ghosh Dastidar

International Journal of Education Economics and Development, 2015, vol. 6, issue 1, 1-19

Abstract: Public education expenditure varies significantly across Indian states. Using data on 16 Indian states from 2001-2010, the paper tries to identify the determinants of per capita education expenditure of state governments in India. The econometric findings indicate that richer states spend more on education compared to the poorer states. A lower share of child population (0-14 years) is found to significantly enhance education expenditure at the state level. We do not find any evidence that political factors such as political ideology of the ruling party and level of corruption affect education expenditure of state governments.

Keywords: public education expenditure; education policy; India; state governments; econometrics; education spending. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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