Uma análise da eficiência nos gastos em educação fundamental para os municípios paulistas
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The aim of this paper was to evaluate the relative efficiency of the counties with regard to spending on primary education in 2005. To this end, we used some indexes and indicators of results of an analysis of efficient frontier. It was, also, to relate the efficiency scores with GDP per capita, population size and the political party in power in the municipalities. Furthermore, they analyzed the relationship between decentralization and efficiency. It was noted that some municipalities for waste is extremely high. The main contribution of this work concerns the creation of performance indicators in education, emphasizing the need for accountability.