Public education and its social accounting

Thomas, Alex M. and Nallur, Varun (2019) Public education and its social accounting. Teacher Plus. ISSN 0973-778

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Every year, on the first of February, the Finance Minister of India presents an account of the proposed expenditure and expected revenue of the government to the entire country. Several articles on the Union Budget, as it is called, are then published in the newspapers primarily by economists and business journalists. However, we strongly believe that more of us ought to engage with this exercise by the government, and especially those of us who are teachers. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is an outcome of social processes and therefore its allocation to various sectors is a matter of social accounting, as it were.

Item Type: Article
Authors: Thomas, Alex M. and Nallur, Varun
Uncontrolled Keywords: Public education, School education, Education budget
Subjects: Social sciences > Economics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Arts and Sciences
Full Text Status: Public
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