Measuring Internal Educational Equity: Application to Latin America

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The goal of this paper is to propose an indicator to quantify internal educational equity. It seeks to make a tool to assess the evolution of the phenomenon in time, and to make comparisons between different countries or regions. For that, the concept of educational equity is defined, the different forms that have been used to measure equity are studied, and, finally, the new indicator is proposed. The indicator, called the “Basic Educational Inequity Index,” summarizes information about education held by individuals at the end of basic level. Then this indicator is used to describe and compare the equity between selected Latin American countries (those that participated in the Programme for International Student Assessment [PISA] in the years 2000 and/or 2009.

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Formichella, M. M. (2014). Measuring Internal Educational Equity: Application to Latin America. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 22, 1. https://doi.org/10.14507/epaa.v22n1.2014
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María Marta Formichella, INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES ECONÓMICAS Y SOCIALES DEL SUR (CONSEJO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTÍFICAS Y TECNOLOGICAS - UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DEL SUR).

Doctora en Economía. Investigadora Asistente del Instituto de Investigaciones Económicas y Sociales del Sur (IIESS), perteneciente al Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) y a la Universidad Nacional del Sur (UNS). Profesora Adjunta de la Cátedra Indicadores Económicos y Cuentas Nacionales de la UNS y Docente Asistente de la Cátedra Macroeconomía de la misma casa de estudios.

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