Comparing the Performance of Faith-Based and Government Schools in the Democratic Republic of Congo
AbstractThis paper provides a comparative assessment of the market share, reach to the poor, and performance of faith-based and public schools in the Democratic Republic of Congo using data from the 2004-2005 "123" survey. More than two thirds of primary school students attend faith-based government-assisted schools. Both types of school cater to a similar population that is overwhelmingly poor. Faith-based schools perform slightly better at least in some dimensions than government schools, but the differences between the two types of schools are small and not statistically significant.
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Date of creation: Jun 2009
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Primary education; faith-based; performance; poverty; Democratic Republic of Congo;
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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-EDU-2009-08-02 (Education)
- NEP-LAB-2009-08-02 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-LTV-2009-08-02 (Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty)
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