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Replication data for: School Inputs, Household Substitution, and Test Scores

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  • Das, Jishnu
  • Dercon, Stefan
  • Habyarimana, James
  • Krishnan, Pramila
  • Muralidharan, Karthik
  • Sundararaman, Venkatesh
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  • Abstract

    Empirical studies of the relationship between school inputs and test scores typically do not account for household responses to changes in school inputs. Evidence from India and Zambia shows that student test scores are higher when schools receive unanticipated grants, but there is no impact of grants that are anticipated. We show that the most likely mechanism for this result is that households offset their own spending in response to anticipated grants. Our results confirm the importance of optimal household responses and suggest caution when interpreting estimates of school inputs on learning outcomes as parameters of an education production function. (JEL D12, H52, I21, O15)
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    DOI: 10.1257/app.5.2.29 (Text)
  • Das, Jishnu, Stefan Dercon, James Habyarimana, Pramila Krishnan, Karthik Muralidharan, and Venkatesh Sundararaman. “School Inputs, Household Substitution, and Test Scores.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 5, no. 2 (January 2013): 29–57.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.5.2.29 (DOI)

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

Das, Jishnu; Dercon, Stefan; Habyarimana, James; Krishnan, Pramila; Muralidharan, Karthik et. al. (2013): Replication data for: School Inputs, Household Substitution, and Test Scores. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.