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Do increased resources increase educational attainment during a period of rising expenditure? Evidence from English secondary schools using a dynamic panel analysis

PUGH, Geoff and MANGAN, Jean and GRAY, John (2011) Do increased resources increase educational attainment during a period of rising expenditure? Evidence from English secondary schools using a dynamic panel analysis. British Educational Research Journal, 37 (1). pp. 163-189. ISSN 0141-1926

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This article estimates the effects of school expenditure on school performance at Key Stage 4 in England, over the period 2003-07 during which real per pupil expenditure increased rapidly. It adds to previous investigations by using dynamic panel analysis to: exploit time series data on individual schools that only recently has become available; adjust for the potential endogeneity not only of expenditure but also of other determinants of performance; and differentiate the short-run and the (higher) long-run attainment effects of spending changes. Consistent with other recent work, the article reports a generally significant but small effect of expenditure on school performance, but it also finds that the effect varies between specialist and non-specialist schools, with the effect on the latter being larger. Further, the article identifies significant dynamics in the school improvement process, quantifies the long-run effect of expenditure changes, suggests that spending effects increase with socio-economic disadvantage, and quantifies absence effects.

Awards:
The British Educational Research Journal “Paper of the Year 2011” awards, made at the 2012 Conference of the British Educational

Research Association: “Commended” paper. (Each year, in the “Best Paper” awards, one research paper is selected as the “Best paper” and two more are “Commended”).

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Award: “Commended” paper: “Commended” at the 2012 Conference of the British Educational Research Association. (Each year, in the “Best Paper” awards, one research paper is selected as the “Best paper” and two more are “Commended”). This paper was derived from a Report commissioned by the Department for Children Schools and Families. The full Report and the Executive Summary are available on the current Department of Education website. To download these documents, see "Related URLs below".
Subjects: L100 Economics
X300 Academic studies in Education
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Education and Law > Education
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Depositing User: Jean MANGAN
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2013 12:36
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2013 10:09
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/1215

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