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Better Teachers, Better Results? Evidence from Rural Pakistan

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  • Marine de Talancé

    () (PSL, Université Paris-Dauphine, LEDa, IRD, UMR DIAL)

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(english) Using a gain model with three different levels of fixed effects, this paper empirically estimates the impacts of teachers on students' achievement in three districts in the rural province of Punjab in Pakistan. The model-based results suggest that teachers' factors do explain students' achievement. Increasing teachers' wages could improve schooling quality along with recruiting local teachers with non-permanent contracts. Recruiting local teachers has an important positive impact on students' achievement especially for girls. It could therefore reduce gender based inequalities of academic achievement. Furthermore, our analysis suggests that policy reforms concerning training programs and re-thinking wage policies should be on the agenda of future research.

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  • Marine de Talancé, 2015. "Better Teachers, Better Results? Evidence from Rural Pakistan," Working Papers DT/2015/21, DIAL (Développement, Institutions et Mondialisation).
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    Keywords

    Education; Pakistan; Primary Schooling; Punjab; Quality; Skills; Teachers; Temporary contract; Qualite de l'education; Pakistan; Enseignement primaire; Connaissances cognitives; Professeurs; Contrat temporaire;

    JEL classification:

    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • I25 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Education and Economic Development
    • I28 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Government Policy

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