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An evaluation of the efficiency of Québec's school boards using the Data Envelopment Analysis method

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Abstract:

In this paper the efficiency of Québec's school boards during a period of severe cutbacks in their finance is examined. Using Data Envelopment Analysis , the average efficiency is found to be relatively high. In spite of this, potential savings could be achieved if school boards were fully efficient. Results were found to depend heavily on school boards' socio- economic conditions, thus they were subjected to Tobit analysis and the boards' corrected efficiencies recalculated. It is concluded that inefficiencies cost 800 million dollars of which 200 million dollars come from unfavourable socio-economic conditions.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00036840500173247

Affiliations: 1: Department of Economics, Université du Québec à Montréal, P.O. Box 8888, Station Centre-ville, Montréal, Québec, H3C 3P8, Canada 2: Department of Economics, Business School, Université de Sherbrooke, 2500 Boulevard Université, Sherbrooke, Québec, J1K 2R1, Canada

Publication date: August 10, 2005

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