What is it about?
Theere is a positive effect of fiscal autonomy on municipal education in Chile . Sin this autonomy is very unevenly distributed across municipal governments, this leads to the conclusion that; i) selective decentralization is a better option relative to an all across the borad decentralization strategy and, ii) well designed and effective fiscal equalization mechanisms are a fundamental policy tool.
Why is it important?
Because there is an active debate en Chile know, regarding the enforcement af a reacently passed Law, accroding to which existing public municipal schools, will be handed over to newly created local govenment districts.
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This page is a summary of: Education and fiscal decentralization. The case of municipal education in Chile, Environment and Planning C Politics and Space, April 2018, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/2399654418761888.
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