Dundee Discussion Papers in Economics 280: Determinants of public education expenditure: evidence from Indian states

Monojit Chatterji, Sushil Mohan, Sayantan Ghosh Dastidar (Lead / Corresponding author)

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    Abstract

    Public education expenditure varies significantly across Indian states. Using data on sixteen 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.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherUniversity of Dundee
    Number of pages21
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014

    Publication series

    NameDundee Discussion Papers in Economics
    PublisherUniversity of Dundee
    No.280
    ISSN (Print)1473-236X

    Keywords

    • Public education expenditure
    • Public policy
    • Indian states
    • Panel data

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