Campus Units

Community and Regional Planning

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Submitted Manuscript

Publication Date

2016

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Development Studies

DOI

10.1080/00220388.2016.1241387

Abstract

We examined whether Brazil’s educational spending on public primary schools resulted in better quality of education, 2003-2009. Our hypothesis was municipalities that received higher government spending on primary education had higher students’ tests scores. We used a panel analysis with fixed effects, including a simulated instrumental variable to control for endogeneity. Even though the magnitude of all significant estimated coefficients increased, when controlling for endogeneity, they were still very small. Findings proved that the relationship between quality of education and educational spending was not optimal, weakly contributing to the increase in test scores.

Comments

This is a manuscript of an article from Journal of Development Studies, 2016. DOI:10.1080/00220388.2016.1241387. Posted with Permission.

Copyright Owner

Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf