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Private school effects in urban and rural India: Panel estimates at primary and secondary school ages

Abhijeet Singh ()

Journal of Development Economics, 2015, vol. 113, issue C, 16-32

Abstract: I present the first value-added models of learning production in private and government schools in India using unique panel data from Andhra Pradesh state. I examine the heterogeneity in private school value-added across different subjects, urban and rural areas, medium of instruction, and across age groups. Further, I also estimate private school effects on children's self-efficacy and agency. In rural areas, I find a substantial positive effect (>0.5 SD) of private schools on English, no effect on Mathematics and heterogeneous effects on Telugu for 8–10-year old students; at 15years, there are modest effects (<0.2 SD) on Mathematics and Telugu receptive vocabulary. I find no evidence of a positive effect in urban areas or on psychosocial skills. Results on comparable test domains and age groups correspond closely with, and further extend, estimates from a parallel experimental evaluation.

Keywords: Private schooling; India; Value-added models; Education; Non-cognitive skills (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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DOI: 10.1016/j.jdeveco.2014.10.004

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