Private school effects in urban and rural India: Panel estimates at primary and secondary school ages

Abstract

I present the first value-added models of learning production in private and government schools in India using unique panel data from Andhra Pradesh state. I examine the heterogeneity in private school value-added across different subjects, urban and rural areas, medium of instruction, and across age groups. Further, I also estimate private school effects on children’s self-efficacy and agency. In rural areas, I find a substantial positive effect (> 0.5 SD) of private schools on English, no effect on mathematics and heterogeneous effects on Telugu for 8–10 year old students; at 15 years, there are modest effects (

Citation

Singh, A. Private school effects in urban and rural India: Panel estimates at primary and secondary school ages. Journal of Development Economics (2014) : [DOI: 10.1016/j.jdeveco.2014.10.004]

Private school effects in urban and rural India: Panel estimates at primary and secondary school ages

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