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Comparing private and government schools in India: the devil is in the maths

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)409-414
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Economic Letters
Early online date30 Jun 2017
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Accepted/In press30 Apr 2017
E-pub ahead of print30 Jun 2017
Published2018

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Abstract

Recent research shows that the gap in learning achievement between private and government schools in India can be explained away by self-selection. Analysing four rounds of panel data and distinguishing between ‘knowing’ and ‘applying’ dimensions of maths learning, I find that there is no private school advantage in the applying domain but that there is an advantage in the knowing domain.

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