School expenditure and school performance: evidence from New South Wales schools using a dynamic panel analysis

Pugh, Geoff and Mangan, Jean and Blackburn, Vincent and Radicic, Dragana (2015) School expenditure and school performance: evidence from New South Wales schools using a dynamic panel analysis. British Educational Research Journal, 41 (2). pp. 244-264. ISSN 0141-1926

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Abstract

This article estimates the effects of school expenditure on school performance in government secondary
schools in New South Wales, Australia over the period 2006–2010. It uses dynamic panel
analysis to exploit time series data on individual schools that only recently has become available. We
find a significant but small effect of expenditure on relative school performance and significant
dynamics in the school improvement process. In addition, our estimates support previous studies in
suggesting that the size of schools is an important factor in their performance. Regarding methods
for analysing school expenditure effects, this article argues the relevance of a dynamic specification
for the investigation of school performance and recommends a continuing research agenda using
panel data and dynamic models.

Keywords:School expenditure, School performance, Panel data, Dynamic models, School size, JCNotOpen
Subjects:L Social studies > L190 Economics not elsewhere classified
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
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Deposited On:31 Mar 2017 09:46

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