Literacy and Numeracy in Faith-Based and Government Schools in Sierra Leone
AbstractThis paper provides a comparative assessment of the market share, reach to the poor, and performance of faith-based and public schools in Sierra Leone using data from the 2004 Integrated Household Survey. One-third of primary school students attend government schools and more than half are in faith-based government-assisted schools. Faith-based schools tend to serve children who live in poverty more than public schools, and after controlling for student and household characteristics and school choice, they also perform slightly better than public schools.
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Date of creation: Jun 2009
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Primary education; faith-based; poverty; performance; Sierra Leone;
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- Z12 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Religion
- H11 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - Structure and Scope of Government
- I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
- L33 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - Comparison of Public and Private Enterprise and Nonprofit Institutions; Privatization; Contracting Out
- H44 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Publicly Provided Goods: Mixed Markets
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- NEP-AFR-2009-08-02 (Africa)
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- NEP-EDU-2009-08-02 (Education)
- NEP-URE-2009-08-02 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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