Determinants of public education expenditure: evidence from Indian states.

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Chatterji, Monojit, Mohan, Sushil and Ghosh Dastidar, Sayantan 2015. Determinants of public education expenditure: evidence from Indian states. International Journal of Education Economics and Development. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJEED.2015.068355
AuthorsChatterji, Monojit, Mohan, Sushil and Ghosh Dastidar, Sayantan
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.

Keywordspublic education expenditure; education policy; India; state governments
Year2015
JournalInternational Journal of Education Economics and Development
PublisherInderscience
ISSN1759-5673
1759-5681
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1504/IJEED.2015.068355
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/623761
hdl:10545/623761
Publication dates10 Apr 2015
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Deposited16 May 2019, 17:21
Accepted02 Sep 2014
ContributorsUniversity of Dundee, University of Cambridge and University of Brighton
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