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    Rights statement: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Johnes, G. and Virmani, S. (2019), The efficiency of private and public schools in urban and rural areas: moving beyond the development goals. Intl. Trans. in Op. Res.. doi:10.1111/itor.12658 which has been published in final form at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/itor.12658 This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.

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The efficiency of private and public schools in urban and rural areas: moving beyond the development goals

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Article numbere12678
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/05/2019
<mark>Journal</mark>International Transactions in Operational Research
Issue number5
Volume13
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished
Early online date25/03/19
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Data from the Young Lives study are used to evaluate the efficiency of education systems in four low and middle income countries: Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam. A meta-frontier variant of data envelopment analysis is used to assess the relative performance of each country’s system, and, within each country, to evaluate the impact of public and private schooling, and of urban and rural location. Comparisons are drawn between the four countries; the results indicate that in no country does the educational system perform uniformly badly or well. Conditioning on the inputs available, rural areas are often indicative of higher levels of efficiency, thus suggesting a number of implications for policy.

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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Johnes, G. and Virmani, S. (2019), The efficiency of private and public schools in urban and rural areas: moving beyond the development goals. Intl. Trans. in Op. Res.. doi:10.1111/itor.12658 which has been published in final form at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/itor.12658 This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.