A. Jakaitienė, A. C. Camanho, S. Raižienė, D. Stumbrienė, J. Vaitiekaitis, A. Žilinskas
Modelling and Simulation of Social-Behavioural Phenomena in Creative Societies (MSBC-2019), 2019 m. rugsėjo 18-20 d., Vilnius, Lietuva.
Abstract. The terms of economic efficiency and productivity are gradually being embedded in the daily vocabulary of education policy makers around the world. Quantification of education done right promises higher quality with less resources. The studies on education efficiency are focused exclusively on primary, secondary or tertiary educational stages. However, this type of assessments only provides partial views of the education system. For the estimation of efficiency and effectiveness we included the input and output indicators of each education level in the models. As a result we obtain a more wide-ranging assessment of national educational systems. In the analysis we use publicly available year 2015 data collected from EUROSTAT, OECD and IEA. Full data set is available for 12 European countries. We apply data envelopment analysis for effectiveness and efficiency estimation. No prior assumptions are made or expert judgement included. The calculated effectiveness/efficiency ratio is above 1 for all countries which indicate that better outcomes can be achieved with the given resources.