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Replication data for: Access, Sorting, and Achievement: The Short-Run Effects of Free Primary Education in Kenya

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Lucas, Adrienne M.
  • Mbiti, Isaac M.
Publication Date
2012-07-01
Description
  • Abstract

    We examine the impact of the Kenyan Free Primary Education program on student participation, sorting, and achievement on the primary school exit examination. Exploiting variation in pre-program dropout rates between districts, we find that the program increased the number of students who completed primary school, spurred private school entry, and increased access for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. We argue that the program was welfare enhancing as it promoted educational access without substantially reducing the test scores of students who would have been in school in the absence of the program. (JEL H52, I21, I28, O15)
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.4.4.226 (Text)
Publications
  • Lucas, Adrienne M, and Isaac M Mbiti. “Access, Sorting, and Achievement: The Short-Run Effects of Free Primary Education in Kenya.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 4, no. 4 (October 2012): 226–53. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.4.4.226.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.4.4.226 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Lucas, Adrienne M.; Mbiti, Isaac M. (2012): Replication data for: Access, Sorting, and Achievement: The Short-Run Effects of Free Primary Education in Kenya. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113836