—The aim of the article is to analyse the effects of
public education and education spending of education on
income distribution in Bangladesh. It follows the benefit
incidence analysis (BIA) method using secondary data of 2010.
As a result of public education spending, inequality decreases
in Bangladesh. However, the rich people seem to be benefited
more from each level of education particularly the high income
group receives about 50% benefit from the public spending.
Although the target of Bangladesh government is to reduce
poverty and providing benefits to the poor, they are not
ultimate beneficiaries. It demands to redesign the policy to set
up more educational institutions in rural areas, special
programmes like scholarship systems, loan system should be
opened up for the poor income groups.
—Benefit incidence analysis, public education
spending, Bangladesh, inequality.
Mohammad Rezaul Karim is with the National Institute of Development
Administration, Bangkok, Thailand and Bangladesh Public Administration
Training Centre, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Mohammad Rezaul Karim, " Public Education Spending and Income Inequality in
Bangladesh," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 75-79, 2015.