School Inputs, Household Substitution, and Test Scores
Jishnu Das, Stefan Dercon, James Habyarimana, Pramila Krishnan, Karthik Muralidharan, Venkatesh Sundararaman
NBER Working Paper No. 16830
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We thank Julie Cullen, Gordon Dahl, Roger Gordon, Gordon Hanson, Hanan Jacoby and several seminar participants for comments. The World Bank and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) provided financial support for both the Zambia and India components of this paper. The experiment in India is part of a larger project known as the Andhra Pradesh Randomized Evaluation Study (AP RESt), which is a partnership between the Government of Andhra Pradesh, the Azim Premji Foundation, and the World Bank. We thank Dileep Ranjekar, Amit Dar, Samuel C. Carlson, and officials of the Department of School Education in Andhra Pradesh for their continuous support. We are especially grateful to DD Karopady, M Srinivasa Rao, and staff of the Azim Premji Foundation for their leadership in implementing the project in Andhra Pradesh. Vinayak Alladi provided excellent research assistance. The findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the World Bank, its Executive Directors, the governments they represent, or the National Bureau of Economic Research.