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What is a Good School, and Can Parents Tell? Evidence on the Multidimensionality of School Output

Diether Beuermann, C. Kirabo Jackson, Laia Navarro-Sola, Francisco Pardo

NBER Working Paper No. 25342
Issued in December 2018

---- Acknowledgments ----

We are deeply grateful to Sabine Rieble-Aubourg and Dana King from the Inter-American Development Bank for her invaluable support in establishing the necessary contacts to assembly the administrative datasets used in the study. We are indebted to Chief Education Officer Harrilal Seecharan of the Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Education for his continuous support. We would also like to thank Ria Boafo, Lisa Henry-David, Shalini Maharaj, Brenda Moore, and Peter Smith of the Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Education for granting the facilities to access the educational data needed for the study, their assistance, and their generosity. We would like to thank Registrar General of Trinidad and Tobago Karen Bridgewater for kindly granting us access to the national birth records; Amos Sylvester from the Crime and Problem Analysis Branch of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service for facilitating the access to the arrests records; and Executive Director Niala Persad of the National Insurance Board of Trinidad and Tobago, as well as Bernard Smith and Feyaad Khan for granting us authorization to work in their facilities to match formal employment participation records maintaining individual confidentiality fully protected. Tatiana Zarate and Diego Zuniga provided excellent research assistance. The statements made and views expressed are solely the responsibility of the authors. 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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