Comparing the Private Cost of Education at Public, Private, and Faith-Based Schools in Cameroon
AbstractThis paper uses recent household survey data for Cameroon to measure the cost for households of the education services that their children receive and assess how this cost varies according to the type of service provider. Contrary to what has been observed in some other countries, the data suggest that faith-based schools in Cameroon serve primarily better-off children, with public schools serving the poor more. Faith-based schools are also more expensive for households than private schools (possibly due to lower levels of public funding). This may be one of the reasons why the poor tend to go to public schools more than to faith-based schools.
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Date of creation: Jun 2009
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Education; cost of schooling; faith-based schools; public schools; Cameroon;
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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-URE-2009-08-02 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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