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Title:Determinants of Educational Expenditures and Outcomes: Analyses Using School Campus -Level Data
Author(s):Ajwad, Mohamed Ihsan
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Jan Brueckner
Department / Program:Economics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, Finance
Abstract:It appears that school quality, measured by school expenditures, is a significant determinant of pupil pass rates in reading, math and all three exams. Hence, "money matters" at a school campus-level in predicting educational achievement. Furthermore, the effect of school expenditures on educational achievement varies inversely with family income. Thus, the marginal productivity of an additional dollar of spending is higher in schools attended predominantly by poor pupils. In addition, many of the pupil, family and neighborhood characteristics are statistically significant determinants of educational achievement. Specifically, family income, education level and race proportions in the neighborhood have an effect on the educational achievement of pupils.
Issue Date:1999
Description:92 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9952948
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:1999

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