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Provedor de dados:  AgEcon
País:  United States
Título:  Community, Inequality, and Local Public Goods: Evidence From School Financing in South Africa
Autores:  Yamauchi, Futoshi
Mishiyama, Shinichi
Data:  2010-03-12
Ano:  2005
Palavras-chave:  Local public goods
School finance
Willingness to pay
Human capital
South Africa
Community/Rural/Urban Development
Resumo:  To examine how local income distribution affects both a community’s ability to pay for schooling and the quality of that schooling, this research merges household and school census data from South Africa. Empirical results are twofold. First, while the median income and the average household income increase school fees, inequality in household income (standard deviation) decreases school fees, which indicates that the lower tail of income distribution pulls down school fees. Second, an increase in school fees significantly improves school quality, decreasing the learner-educator ratio and increasing the number of nonsubsidized educators. The result is consistent with (1) strategic behavior of the low-income group and (2) optimal school fee determination with incomplete interhousehold income transfers. Empirical results and simulations demonstrate the possibility that income and asset inequality may reduce the quality of public goods, decreasing human capital and income growth for the next generation.
Tipo:  Working or Discussion Paper
Idioma:  Inglês
Identificador:  http://purl.umn.edu/59286
Relação:  International Food Policy Research Institute>FCND Discussion Papers
FCND Discussion Paper
201
Formato:  51
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