Size and Sources of the Private School Premium in Test Scores in India. Young Lives Working Paper No. 98

This paper uses unique panel data to estimate value-added models of learning production in private and government schools in Andhra Pradesh (India), examine heterogeneity in the value-added of private schools, and identify the sources of learning in these schools. In rural areas there is a substantial positive effect of private schools on English, no effect on mathematics and heterogeneous effects on Telugu for 8–10 year old children; at 15 years, there are significant but modest effects on Telugu, mathematics and receptive vocabulary. In urban areas, there is no evidence of a positive private school effect. Teachers’ absence and effort, teaching practices and class size significantly affect learning but teachers’ education, tenure and experience do not. Children in private schools report more positive assessments of their school experience. Results correspond closely with comparable experimental estimates.

Published 2013-10-14

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2013
Author(s)
Singh, Abhijeet
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South Asia
Country
India
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ISBN: 978-1-909403-10-9

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2013
Author(s)
Singh, Abhijeet
Format
pdf, 40p.
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© Young Lives 2013
Region
South Asia
Country
India
Identifier
ISBN: 978-1-909403-10-9