Public-Private Partnership and Schooling Outcomes Across Countries

38 Pages Posted: 10 Mar 2006

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Ludger Woessmann

Ifo Institute for Economic Research; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute for Economic Research); University of Munich - Ifo Institute for Economic Research

Date Written: February 2006

Abstract

The paper provides a comparative analysis of the association between student achievement and public-private partnerships (PPPs) in schooling across countries. Student-level data from the PISA international achievement test provides information on the public-private character of both operation and funding of each tested school. Across countries, public operation is associated with lower student outcomes, but public funding with better student outcomes. Thus, systems of PPPs that combine private operation with public funding do best among all possible operation-funding combinations, while PPPs that combine public operation with private funding do worst. The advantage of private operation is particularly strong in countries with large shares of public funding.

JEL Classification: I20, L33, H42, H52

Suggested Citation

Woessmann, Ludger, Public-Private Partnership and Schooling Outcomes Across Countries (February 2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=889519 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.889519

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