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Quality adjusting sector-level data on New Zealand schools


Dr Patrick Nolan

Norman Gemmell

Grant Scobie
Independent researcher

Date published

1 June 2017

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This working paper looks at a range of quality adjusted productivity measures and discusses the benefits and risk of different approaches. It includes one series that benchmarks the results in the study with similar work in the UK by the Office for National Statistics. The focus on the education sector is consistent with the Better Public Services programme and the overall intent to upskill the economy.

Number  2017/2
JEL codes  D24, H41, H52, I21, O4




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