Fiscal Aspects of Public Education: V. Variability of Expenditures
by Edward C. Elliott - 1905
Even a superficial examination of the tables, giving the itemized percentile expenditures, discloses a remarkable range in the percentile amounts in the identical municipal departments of the different cities. This variability is not confined to cities of great differences in population or location. Even within a comparatively small population or territorial group, a wide divergence in the percentile distribution of the total amount of the budget among the various items is prominent.
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