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Unintended Consequences of Rewards for Student Attendance: Results from a Field Experiment in Indian Classrooms

Sujata Visaria, Rajeev Dehejia, Melody M. Chao, Anirban Mukhopadhyay

NBER Working Paper No. 22528
Issued in August 2016

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We are indebted to Dr. Pankaj Jain, Hiral Adhyaru, Sonal Mody and numerous class teachers and supervisors at Gyan Shala for their interest and cooperation, and to Putul Gupta for her outstanding management of the project in the field. We received very helpful comments from Mark Rosenzweig, Yasutora Watanabe, and participants at the IEMS 8th Asian Conference on Applied Microeconomics/Econometrics, and the ISI Delhi 11th Annual Conference on Economic Growth and Development. Funding for the field implementation of this project through the Research Project Competition at the first author’s home institution (Grant RPC10BM11) and Tufts University are gratefully acknowledged. All errors are our own. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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