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Equal educational spending across districts—A case study of Taiwan

Economics of Education Review Volume 29, Number 6 ISSN 0272-7757 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


By specifying different goals of educational spending across districts, it is found that input (spending) equality and cost minimization improve both the Gini indexes of the college admission rate and public educational spending per student across different districts for the case of Taiwan. While complete output equality is not feasible, the extent to which a policy achieves output equality depends on the society's choice, and is likely to cost more. Rawls’ equity ensures a minimal college admission rate for a given district. One goal is not necessarily superior to the others, but is a choice based on society's preferences.


Tao, H.L. Equal educational spending across districts—A case study of Taiwan. Economics of Education Review, 29(6), 980-992. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved February 18, 2020 from .

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