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close this bookCost Sharing in Education - Public Finance, School and Household Perspectives - Education Research Paper No. 27 (DFID, 1998, 141 p.)
close this folderIII Case Studies in Cost Sharing - Ghana
View the documentA. Introduction
View the documentB. Overview of the Ghanaian Education System
View the documentC. The Economy, Public Finance and the Education Sector
View the documentD. Trends in Recurrent Education Expenditures in Ghana
View the documentE. Distribution of the Benefits of Public Expenditure
View the documentF. Household Expenditures and Cost Sharing in Education
View the documentG. Conclusions

A. Introduction

This chapter and the next are case studies of cost sharing in education. The first case study is of Ghana, and the next chapter covers Tanzania. My Ghana survey was undertaken between 1994 and 1996, and the large scale survey data are from the Ghana Living Standards Survey of which the latest round collected data for 1992.75 As I have already emphasised, my small scale surveys are intended to yield qualitative insights and are not statistically representative in that they can be used for prediction or statistical probability analysis.

[75 The research for this chapter was carried out by staff of the Ministry of Education. They were Steven Agyarkwa, Eunice Dappah, Nana Dwomoh, Gottfried Gome, Daniel Konadu, and Daniel Zogblah, supported by Yaw Dwomoh and R. J. Mettle-Nunoo. Florence Hianno and Herbert Gorman checked and entered the data on computer. I am also grateful to H. N. Pandit for his assistance.]