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Does school spending matter?

Gibbons, Stephen and Mcnally, Sandra (2013) Does school spending matter? Centrepiece, 18 (2). 18 - 21. ISSN 1362-3761

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Increases in resources for schools are typically more effective in disadvantaged schools and for disadvantaged pupils. That is one of the many findings of a review by Steve Gibbons and Sandra McNally of the research evidence on the causal effects of schools’ resources on pupil outcomes. In addition to assessing whether increasing the share of Britain’s national income devoted to education would make much of a difference, they ask what is the ideal balance of spending between early years, primary and secondary education. They conclude that there is no compelling case to support a transfer of resources from later stages of education to early years: early years investment may offer higher returns, but the returns erode unless topped up during later phases of childhood.

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Additional Information: © 2013 Centre for Economic Performance
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
L Education > L Education (General)
Date Deposited: 07 May 2020 13:42
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2021 23:12

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