This study identifies the impact of information on demand for education.
The authors provide a randomly selected group of Ghanaian junior high school students with application strategies and information about the selectivity and exam performance of secondary schools. The authors will then examine changes in their subsequent secondary school application and enrollment decisions and their educational attainment, identifying how access to information impacts student welfare.
In addition to measuring average effects, the authors will test whether information interventions that target students or the broader community yield larger impacts and determine which is the most cost-effective demand-side intervention to stimulate improvements in education quality.
This research was funded under the J-Pal Post-Primary Education Incentive
The paper presents preliminary results which should not be cited.
Kehinde F. Ajayi, Willa H. Friedman, and Adrienne M. Lucas, The Importance of Information Targeting for School Choice Decisions
Published 12 January 2017