Search:
Computing and Library Services - delivering an inspiring information environment

The efficiency of public schools: The case of Kuwait

Johnes, Jill, Burney, Nadeem A., Al-Enezia, Mohammed and Al-Musallam, Marwa (2013) The efficiency of public schools: The case of Kuwait. Education Economics, 21 (4). pp. 5661-5672. ISSN 0964-5292

[img]
Preview
PDF - Accepted Version
Download (266kB) | Preview
[img] Microsoft Word - Accepted Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (106kB)

Abstract

This paper investigates the technical, and allocative efficiencies of public schools in Kuwait over four levels of schooling (kindergartens, primary, intermediate and secondary) and two periods (1999/2000 and 2004/2005) using data envelopment analysis. Mean pure technical efficiency varies between 0.695 and 0.852 across all levels of education; the majority of schools at kindergarten, primary and intermediate levels are operating at a point where returns to scale are increasing, and there are considerable cost efficiencies to be gained. In a second-stage analysis of the determinants of efficiency, teacher salary and the proportion of teaching staff who are Kuwaiti are highly significant in explaining school efficiency at all levels. The former has a positive effect and the latter a negative effect. All-girls schools have significantly higher efficiency than all-boys schools. There is limited evidence that geographical location affects efficiency, and this may be a consequence of differences between regions in terms of affluence or density of population.

Item Type: Article
Contributors:
ContributionNameEmailORCID
AuthorJohnes, Jillj.johnes@hud.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
AuthorBurney, Nadeem AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
AuthorAl-Enezi, MohammedUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
AuthorAl-Musallam, MarwaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Schools: The Business School
The Business School > Quantitative Analysis Research Group
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Jill Johnes
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2015 14:57
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2016 00:57
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/23107

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

Repository Staff Only: item control page

View Item View Item

University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH Copyright and Disclaimer All rights reserved ©