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Title: SELECTION, GENDER AND THE IMPACT OF SCHOOLING TYPE IN URBAN SLUMS OF DHAKA
Authors: SAIMA KHAN
Keywords: School-type, Selection, Fluid Intelligence, Gender Heterogeneity, Slums, Matching
Issue Date: 12-Jun-2017
Source: SAIMA KHAN (2017-06-12). SELECTION, GENDER AND THE IMPACT OF SCHOOLING TYPE IN URBAN SLUMS OF DHAKA. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: We study three school-types in two slums of Dhaka - JAAGO, Government and NGO schools; we are the first to study selection and school-type impact in urban slums of Bangladesh. We examine the impact of the 3 school-types on student achievement in mathematics, using high quality data that we collected. We find that in terms of fluid IQ, parents’ education and family income, 'better' students sort into JAAGO and government schools. We control for this selection bias using a rich set of conditioning variables using two matching estimators. We find that controlling for fluid IQ has, by far, the biggest effect on reducing selection bias, and hence indicates the importance of collecting such data when using nonexperimental methods. We find that girls perform equally well at NGO and government schools, but better at JAAGO schools. Boys perform equally well at JAAGO and government schools, and perform worse at NGO schools.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/137143
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