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The effect of tuition fee reduction and education subsidy on school enrollment: Evidence from Vietnam

Tuan Anh Bui, Cuong Nguyen (), Khuong Duc Nguyen, Ha Hong Nguyen and Phuong Thu Pham

Children and Youth Services Review, 2020, vol. 108, issue C

Abstract: This paper examines the impact of two education incentive policies including tuition fee reduction and education subsidy on secondary-school enrollment of children in Vietnam. Using Vietnam Household Living Standard Surveys during the 2006–2018 period, we find that both policies significantly increase the school enrollment rate of children. The effect of these policies varies across different groups of children with a greater effect on those from ethnic minority groups, rural areas, poor and low-income households. Our findings suggest that these education incentive programs are an effective way to encourage children to enroll school, especially in low- and middle-income countries.

Keywords: Education subsidy; School enrollment; Household surveys; Impact evaluation; Vietnam (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H52 I21 P26 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.104536

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