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PJD 2007 Vol. XXXIV No. 2-d: Benefit Incidence of Public Spending on Education in the Philippines

Government education spending is expected to improve the well-being of beneficiaries and enhance their capability to earn income in the future. In this sense, directing education expenditures to the poor holds a promise for breaking the intergenerational transmission of poverty. Given this perspective, this paper addresses the question: To what extent has the poor benefited from government spending on education? In particular, it uses benefit incidence analysis to evaluate whether expenditures on education had redistributive impact.

Philippine Institute for Development Studies
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Manasan, Rosario G.; Cuenca, Janet S.; Villanueva-Ruiz, Eden C.; targeting; education; poverty reduction; Philippines; benefit incidence analysis; Gini coefficient; concentration coefficient; concentration curve;
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