Regional Economics: Theory and Practice

Assessment of the quality of education in Russian regions

Vol. 16, Iss. 2, FEBRUARY 2018

Received: 28 August 2017

Received in revised form: 28 November 2017

Accepted: 11 December 2017

Available online: 15 February 2018


JEL Classification: I21, I25, R11, R13, R15

Pages: 249–262

Fedorova E.A. Financial University under Government of Russian Federation, Moscow, Russian Federation

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Musienko S.O. Financial University under Government of Russian Federation, Moscow, Russian Federation

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Fedorov F.Yu. Financial University under Government of Russian Federation, Moscow, Russian Federation

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Rogov O.Yu. Financial University under Government of Russian Federation, Moscow, Russian Federation

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Importance This article discusses the issues of education quality assessment in Russian regions.
Objectives The article aims to compile the rating of education quality in the regions of Russia.
Methods For the study, we used the methods of data envelopment analysis and composite indexes. The quality of education was assessed through dividing all the regions of the Russian Federation by type of economic activity. For consideration, we used the Rosstat data for the period of 2006 to 2015.
Results We found that the quality of education varies depending on the type of region and its economic orientation. The level of education in industrial regions is higher than in export-oriented ones. Our article presents a rating of ten most and ten least effective regions at quality of education.
Conclusions Education policies should be tailored to the regional context. Financial and economic centers and industrial regions demonstrate high levels of quality and efficiency of education as opposed to export-oriented regions. Given the orientation of Russia's economy to exports, special attention should be paid to raising the level of education in export-oriented regions.

Keywords: Russian regions, quality, education, rating, performance evaluation, data envelopment analysis


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