The Use of the Educational Voucher Program in Brazil: A Socio-Economic Study of an Alternative Educational Funding System in Brazil

by Bom Conselho, Thiérs Hofman

Abstract (Summary)
This study analyzes the potential probability of an implementation of a voucher program in Brazil and its states. By comparing 31 experiences of educational voucher systems around the world, a success/failure index was created to estimate the variables which are determinants for the success or failure of those existing voucher programs. The central question asked is whether an educational voucher system is more likely to be successful in improving Brazilian education. The research hypothesis is that Brazil fulfills the conditions for a successful voucher system. Probit regression analysis was used to estimate a regression model. Using the estimated model and the corresponding socio-economic variable for Brazil, the present study estimates the probability of success of a voucher system in the country and its states. The results indicate that Brazil seems to fulfill the requirements for the successful implementation of a voucher program.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Ohio University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:educational voucher brazilian education programs funding econometrics probit analysis program in brazil


Date of Publication:01/01/2005

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