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ERIC Number: EJ746537
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 29
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-166X
The Effect of School Type on Academic Achievement: Evidence from Indonesia
Newhouse, David; Beegle, Kathleen
Journal of Human Resources, v41 n3 p529-557 Sum 2006
Using Indonesian data, this paper evaluates the impact of school type on the academic achievement of junior secondary school students (grades 7-9). Public school graduates, after controlling for a wide variety of characteristics, score 0.17 to 0.3 standard deviations higher on the national exit exam than their privately schooled peers. This finding is robust to OLS, fixed effects, and instrumental variable estimation strategies. Students attending Muslim private schools, including Madrassahs, fare no worse on average than students attending secular private schools. Our results provide indirect evidence that higher-quality inputs at public junior secondary schools promote higher test scores.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Indonesia