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Replication data for: Can Mobile Phones Improve Learning? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Niger

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Aker, Jenny C.
  • Ksoll, Christopher
  • Lybbert, Travis J.
Publication Date
2012-07-01
Description
  • Abstract

    The returns to educational investments hinge on whether such investments can improve the quality and persistence of educational gains. We report the results from a randomized evaluation of an adult education program in Niger, in which some students learned how to use simple mobile phones (Project ABC). Students in ABC villages achieved test scores that were 0.19-0.26 standard deviations higher than those in standard adult education classes, and standardized math test scores remained higher seven months after the end of classes. These results suggest that simple information technology can be harnessed to improve educational outcomes among rural populations. (JEL D83, I21, O15, O33)
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.4.4.94 (Text)
Publications
  • Aker, Jenny C, Christopher Ksoll, and Travis J Lybbert. “Can Mobile Phones Improve Learning? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Niger.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 4, no. 4 (October 2012): 94–120. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.4.4.94.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.4.4.94 (DOI)

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Aker, Jenny C.; Ksoll, Christopher; Lybbert, Travis J. (2012): Replication data for: Can Mobile Phones Improve Learning? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Niger. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113840