Getting Girls into School : Evidence from a Scholarship Program in Cambodia

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Filmer, Deon
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Schady, Norbert
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2012-06-25T18:34:54Z
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2012-06-25T18:34:54Z
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2006-05
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Increasing the schooling attainment of girls is a challenge in much of the developing world. The authors evaluate the impact of a program that gives scholarships to girls making the transition between the last year of primary school and the first year of secondary school in Cambodia. They show that the scholarship program had a large, positive effect on the school enrollment and attendance of girls. Their preferred set of estimates suggests program effects on enrollment and attendance at program schools of 30 to 43 percentage points. Scholarship recipients were also more likely to be enrolled at any scchool (not just program schools) by a margin of 22 to 33 percentage points. The impact of the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR) program appears to have been largest among girls with the lowest socioeconomic status at baseline. The results are robust to a variety of controls for observable differences between scholarship recipients and nonrecipients, to unobserved heterogeneity across girls, and to selective attrition out of the sample.
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/8962
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English
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en_US
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Policy Research Working Paper; No. 3910-IE
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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APPLICATION FORM
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APPLICATION FORMS
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BENEFICIARIES
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BIASES
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CALCULATIONS
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CASH TRANSFER
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CASH TRANSFERS
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CHILD LABOR
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CHILD LABOUR
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CLASS SIZE
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COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT
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DEBTS
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DEMOGRAPHIC COMPOSITION
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DISABLED
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EDUCATION FOR GIRLS
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EDUCATION LEVELS
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EDUCATION POLICIES
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EDUCATION PROGRAM
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EDUCATION SECTOR
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EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
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ELIGIBLE SCHOOLS
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EMPLOYEE
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ENROLLMENT
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ENROLLMENT OF GIRLS
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ENROLLMENT RATE
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ENROLLMENT RATES
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ENROLLMENT RATIO
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ENROLLMENTS
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EXPENDITURE
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FAMILIES
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FAMILY DECISIONS
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FEMALE EDUCATION
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FINANCIAL AID
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FINANCIAL INCENTIVES
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GENDER
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GENDER DIFFERENCES
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GENDER EQUALITY
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GENDER PARITY
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GIRLS
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GIRLS INTO SCHOOL
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HOUSEHOLDS
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HUMAN RESOURCES
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INTERNATIONAL BANK
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INTERVENTIONS
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JOB TRAINING
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LAND OWNERSHIP
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LATIN AMERICAN
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LITERATURE
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LOW INCOME
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LOW-INCOME
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LOWER INCOME
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MIDDLE EAST
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NUTRITION
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PAPERS
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PARENTAL EDUCATION
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PENSION
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PENSION INCOME
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PRESENT VALUES
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PRIMARY SCHOOL
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PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS
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PRIVATE SCHOOLING
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PROBABILITY
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QUALITY SCHOOLING
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RADIO
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RATE OF RETURN
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RECEIPT
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REPETITION RATES
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RURAL AREAS
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RURAL GIRLS
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SCHOLARSHIP
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SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
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SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS
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SCHOLARSHIPS
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SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT
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SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
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SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
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SCHOOL LEVEL
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SCHOOL VISIT
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SCHOOL VISITS
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SCHOOL YEAR
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SCHOOLING
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SCHOOLS
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SECONDARY SCHOOL
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SECONDARY SCHOOLS
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SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS
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TEACHERS
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TRAINING PROGRAMME
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UNIVERSAL PRIMARY EDUCATION
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URBAN AREAS
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VILLAGES
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VOUCHER
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VOUCHER PROGRAM
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VOUCHERS
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WORTH
dc.title
Getting Girls into School : Evidence from a Scholarship Program in Cambodia
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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Publications & Research
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2006/05/8788403/getting-girls-school-evidence-scholarship-program-cambodia
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Education
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Finance and Markets
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/1813-9450-3910
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000158349_20071128084228
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8788403
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WPS3910
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2007/11/28/000158349_20071128084228/Rendered/PDF/wps3910.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
East Asia and Pacific
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Cambodia
okr.topic
Tertiary Education
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Education :: Primary Education
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Finance and Financial Sector Development :: Access to Finance
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Education :: Education For All
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Development Research Group (DECRG)
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