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School Resources, Behavioral Responses and School Quality: Short-Term Experimental Evidence from Niger

  • Elizabeth Beasley
  • Elise Huillery

    (Département d'économie)

Increasing school resources has often shown disappointing effects on school quality in developing countries, a lack of impact which may be due to student, parent or teacher behavioral responses. We test the short-term impact of an increase in school resources under parental control using an experimental school grant program in Niger.

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