Relationship between Public Education Spending and Education Outcome Indicators: A Case Study of Assam


  • Leena Bhagwati, Barnali Saikia, Gayatri Goswami Bezbarua


Provision of basic education as a merit good with resource constraint is a challenging commitment for any government, especially in a developing country. That’s why, efficiency of spending in education matters the most. The aim of the study is to analyse the relationship between public education expenditure by Government of Assam and educational outcome variables. The study finds that trend of public education spending and Gross Enrolment Ratio of elementary education has been moving in opposite direction during the study period. Moreover, lack of available teachers at secondary level of education is found to be a main drawback of the education system of Assam during the study period.