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The Effects of 'Girl-Friendly' Schools: Evidence from the BRIGHT School Construction Program in Burkina Faso

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  • Harounan Kazianga
  • Dan Levy
  • Leigh L. Linden
  • Matt Sloan

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This working paper found a program that constructed high quality “girl-friendly†primary schools in Burkina Faso increased enrollment of all children between 5 and 12 years old by 20 percentage points and increased girls’ enrollment 5 percentage points more than boys’.

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Paper provided by Mathematica Policy Research in its series Mathematica Policy Research Reports with number 7466.

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Length: 77
Date of creation: 30 May 2012
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Handle: RePEc:mpr:mprres:7466

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Keywords: BRIGHT Program; Burkina Faso; International; Education;

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  1. Joshua Angrist & Eric Bettinger & Erik Bloom & Elizabeth King & Michael Kremer, 2002. "Vouchers for private schooling in colombia: Evidence from a randomized natural experiment," Natural Field Experiments 00203, The Field Experiments Website.
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  1. J. de Hoop & F. C. Rosati, 2012. "Does Promoting School Attendance Reduce Child Labour? Evidence from Burkina Faso’s Bright Project," UCW Working Paper 62, Understanding Children's Work (UCW Programme).
  2. Maiga, Eugenie W.H., 2014. "Does foreign aid in education foster gender equality in developing countries?," Working Paper Series UNU-WIDER Research Paper , World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
  3. Dickerson, Andy & McIntosh, Steven & Valente, Christine, 2013. "Do the Maths: An Analysis of the Gender Gap in Mathematics in Africa," IZA Discussion Papers 7174, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  4. de Hoop, Jacobus & Rosati, Furio C., 2014. "Does promoting school attendance reduce child labor? Evidence from Burkina Faso's BRIGHT project," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 39(C), pages 78-96.
  5. Karthik Muralidharan & Nishith Prakash, 2013. "Cycling to School: Increasing Secondary School Enrollment for Girls in India," Working papers 2013-24, University of Connecticut, Department of Economics.
  6. Andy Dickerson & Steven McIntosh & Christine Valente, . "Do The Maths: An Analysis Of The Gender Gap In Mathematics In AfricaAbstract: This paper uses microdata for 19 African countries to examine the gender difference in maths test scores amongst primary s," The Centre for Market and Public Organisation 13/300, Department of Economics, University of Bristol, UK.

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