Rural School Location and Student Allocation

Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 232)


Optimizing school location can dramatically improve the quality of life of a large number of children, especially of those in rural areas in developing countries. Moreover, when transportation costs are considered, improving the location and assignment of student to schools can save important resources that can be used to provide better teaching supplies to the students. We review selected literature on school location and present an application in Brazil as well as overview some experiences in Chile.


Transportation Cost School System Travel Distance School Location School Type 
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Giesen and Oliveira gratefully acknowledge partial support by the Instituto Alfa e Beto, Brazil. Marianov gratefully acknowledges partial support by the Institute Complex Engineering Systems through Grants ICM MIDEPLAN P-05-004-F and CONICYT FBO16.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Transport Engineering and LogisticsPontificia Universidad Católica de ChileSantiagoChile
  2. 2.IESE Business SchoolUniversity of NavarraPamplonaSpain
  3. 3.Department of Electrical EngineeringPontificia Universidad Católica de ChileSantiagoChile

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