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Replication data for: The Right to Education Act: Trends in Enrollment, Test Scores, and School Quality

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Shah, Manisha
  • Steinberg, Bryce
Publication Date
2019-05-01
Description
  • Abstract

    The Right to Education (RTE) Act passed in 2009 guarantees access to free primary education to all children ages 6-14 in India. This paper investigates whether national trends in educational outcomes change around the time of this law using household surveys and administrative data. We document four trends: (1) school-going increases after the passage of RTE, (2) test scores decline dramatically after 2010, (3) school infrastructure appears to improve both before and after RTE, and (4) the number of students who have to repeat a grade falls precipitously after RTE is enacted, in line with official provisions of the law.
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/pandp.20191060 (Text)
Publications
  • Shah, Manisha, and Bryce Steinberg. “The Right to Education Act: Trends in Enrollment, Test Scores, and School Quality.” AEA Papers and Proceedings 109 (May 2019): 232–38. https://doi.org/10.1257/pandp.20191060.
    • ID: 10.1257/pandp.20191060 (DOI)

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

Shah, Manisha; Steinberg, Bryce (2019): Replication data for: The Right to Education Act: Trends in Enrollment, Test Scores, and School Quality. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E116477