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Young Lives and PERI Working Papers Now Available

In 2014, PERI and Young Lives commissioned a series of working papers using longitudinal study data to analyse the impacts of privatisation of education. These papers are now available on the PERI website

Publication Date:
Mon, 14/09/2015 - 12:27
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In 2014, the Privatisation in Education Research Initiative (PERI) and Young Lives jointly commissioned a number of policy-oriented research papers using school survey data from the Young Lives longitudinal study of childhood poverty in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam. The findings of these diverse studies reflect on the manner and extent to which the varied supply of schooling types and private tutoring influences the pivotal role education has to play in societal development and building sustainable futures for all. The seven papers, written by education researchers from the four study countries, are now available on the links below:

Impact of Different Types of Schooling on Achievement in the School System: Evidence from Ethiopia Obiageri Bridget Azubuike

Does Medium of Instruction Affect Learning Outcomes?—Evidence Using Young Lives Longitudinal Data of Andhra Pradesh, India P. Sree Kumar Nair

Understanding the “Sorting Hat”: the Role of Family and Caste Network in School Choice Decision Sukanta Bhattacharya, Aparajita Dasgupta, Kumarjit Mandal and Anirban Mukherjee

Gaps in Cognitive and Socio-Emotional Development between Public and Private School Children in Peru’s Urban Areas Bárbara Sparrow Alcázar and Marcela Ponce de León Marquina

Undisclosed Effects of Privatization: School Choice and out of School Educational Investments in Urban Peru Fernando Alarcón and Joan Martínez

Does Full-day Schooling Reduce Educational Inequality in Vietnam? Tran Ngo Thi Minh Tam and Laure Pasquier-Doumer

Examining the Relation between “Socialization” Practices and the Quality of Primary School Student Learning in Vietnam Duong Bich Hang

A compilation of the papers will be available as a unified publication in early 2016, including an introductory chapter from Caine Rolleston, lead education researcher at Young Lives, and Mireille de Koning, Education Program Officer at the Open Society Foundations.

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