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Replication data for: Parents' Beliefs about Their Children's Academic Ability: Implications for Educational Investments

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1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Dizon-Ross, Rebecca
Publication Date
2019-08-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Schools worldwide distribute information to parents about their children's academic performance. Do frictions prevent parents, particularly low-income parents, from accessing this information to make decisions? A field experiment in Malawi shows that, at baseline, parents' beliefs about their children's academic performance are often inaccurate. Providing parents with clear, digestible performance information causes them to update their beliefs and adjust their investments: they increase the school enrollment of their higher-performing children, decrease the enrollment of lower-performing children, and choose educational inputs that are more closely matched to their children's academic level. Heterogeneity analysis suggests information frictions are worse among the poor.
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.20171172 (Text)
Publications
  • Dizon-Ross, Rebecca. “Parents’ Beliefs about Their Children’s Academic Ability: Implications for Educational Investments.” American Economic Review 109, no. 8 (August 2019): 2728–65. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.20171172.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.20171172 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-12-07

Dizon-Ross, Rebecca (2019): Replication data for: Parents' Beliefs about Their Children's Academic Ability: Implications for Educational Investments. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E116195V1