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Howard Frumkin, Robert Geller, I. Leslie Rubin, and Janice Nodvin

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195179477

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.001.0001

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The Economics of Safe and Healthy Schools

The Economics of Safe and Healthy Schools

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(p.351) 24 The Economics of Safe and Healthy Schools
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Safe and Healthy School Environments
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David Mudarri

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.003.0024

The operation of schools can be viewed as a complex business operation that requires smooth functioning, good staff, sound and healthy facilities, customer satisfaction, productive outcomes, and room for creativity and ingenuity. This chapter makes the “business case” for safe and healthy schools. The first section deals with the economic evaluation of projects, policies, or proposals, and provides a review of basic concepts and analytic techniques used to conduct economic evaluations. The second section introduces some basic concepts of economic behavior and the analysis of economic demand. The chapter concludes with three case studies (two real and one hypothetical) that help illustrate the principles described here.

Keywords:   school management, school operation, school environment, business practices, facilities, creativity, ingenuity

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