The Effects of School Libraries on Language Skills: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in India
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This paper previously circulated as "School Libraries and Language Skills in Indian Primary Schools: A Randomized Evaluation of the Akshara Library Program." This project could not have been completed without the assistance of many individuals. We are indebted to Arvind Venkatadri, Dr. K. Vaijayanti, Ashok Kamath, Shreedevi Sharma, Pratima Bandekar, and many other staff members at the Akshara Foundation. Sadly, Pratima Bandekar, a colleague on many of our research projects, passed away during the course of this project. Her plucky, positive spirit is greatly missed, and we dedicate this effort to her. Finally, we gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.