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Comparing private and government schools in India: the devil is in the maths

Sunil Mitra Kumar

Applied Economics Letters, 2018, vol. 25, issue 6, 409-414

Abstract: Recent research shows that the gap in learning achievement between private and government schools in India can be explained away by self-selection. Analysing four rounds of panel data and distinguishing between ‘knowing’ and ‘applying’ dimensions of maths learning, I find that there is no private school advantage in the applying domain but that there is an advantage in the knowing domain.

Date: 2018
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