Journal Article

Report Cards : The Impact of Providing School and Child Test Scores on Educational Markets

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/4401
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C. Journal articles published externally
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Andrabi, Tahir
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Das, Jishnu
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Khwaja, Asim Ijaz
dc.date.accessioned
2017-12-20T20:43:01Z
dc.date.available
2017-12-20T20:43:01Z
dc.date.issued
2017-06
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2021-05-25T10:54:42Z
dc.description.abstract
We study the impact of providing school report cards with test scores on subsequent test scores, prices, and enrollment in markets with multiple public and private providers. A randomly selected half of our sample villages (markets) received report cards. This increased test scores by 0.11 standard deviations, decreased private school fees by 17 percent, and increased primary enrollment by 4.5 percent. Heterogeneity in the treatment impact by initial school test scores is consistent with canonical models of asymmetric information. Information provision facilitates better comparisons across providers, and improves market efficiency and child welfare through higher test scores, higher enrollment, and lower fees.
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American Economic Review
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0002-8282
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/29065
dc.publisher
American Economic Association
dc.rights
CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO
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American Economic Association
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo
dc.subject
EDUCATION
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STUDENT PERFORMANCE
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STUDENT TESTING
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PRIVATE SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
dc.title
Report Cards
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dc.title.subtitle
The Impact of Providing School and Child Test Scores on Educational Markets
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dc.type
Journal Article
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https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/aer.20140774 Journal website (version of record)
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okr.date.disclosure
2017-12-19
okr.doctype
Publications & Research :: Journal Article
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Publications & Research
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External Content
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1257/aer.20140774
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/29065
okr.identifier.report
122573
okr.journal.nbpages
1535-63
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en
okr.peerreview
Academic Peer Review
okr.topic
Education :: Economics of Education
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Education :: Education For All
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Education :: Education Reform and Management
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Education :: Effective Schools and Teachers
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Education :: Public Examination System
okr.unit
Development Research Group (DECRG)
okr.volume
107(6)

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