Do parents perceive the technical quality of public schools? An activity analysis approach

Laura López-Torres, Diego Prior

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Abstract

This paper analyzes the level of "technical" quality public schools and determines whether or not there are discrepancies between this indicator and parents' subjective perception of quality. A sample of public schools in Catalonia is surveyed. The results show that parents correctly perceive the technical quality. Furthermore, there is a significant negative relationship between the concentration index and parental demand. The findings reveal that parents have some awareness of school quality when enrolling their children and try to obtain their choice based on quality considerations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-60
JournalRegional and Sectoral Economic Studies
Volume13
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 19 Dec 2013

Keywords

  • Data envelopment analysis (DEA)
  • Efficiency
  • Quality

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