Managerial efficiency and efficiency differentials in adult education: a conditional and bias-corrected efficiency analysis

F. Schiltz, K. De Witte*, D. Mazrekaj

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Abstract

In efficiency studies, inputs and outputs are often noisy measures, especially when education data is used. This article complements the conditional efficiency model by correcting for bias within conditional draws, using the m out of n bootstrap procedure. With a unique panel dataset, we estimate managerial efficiency, which accounts for nondiscretionary variables, and explain efficiency differentials of adult education programs in Flanders. Our results suggest that the characteristics of learners in a program matter for managerial efficiency, and that teacher characteristics are strongly correlated with efficiency differentials, as more homogeneity in the teacher workforce appears to result in higher program efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)529-546
Number of pages18
JournalAnnals of Operations Research
Volume288
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2020

JEL classifications

  • i21 - Analysis of Education

Keywords

  • Adult education
  • Bias-correction
  • Bootstrapping
  • Conditional efficiency
  • DATA ENVELOPMENT ANALYSIS
  • METHODOLOGY
  • MODELS
  • ROBUST
  • PERFORMANCE
  • NONPARAMETRIC FRONTIER ESTIMATION
  • SCHOOL DISTRICTS

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