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Emerging Evidence on Vouchers and Faith-based Providers in Education : Case Studies from Africa, Latin America, and Asia - Felipe Barrera-Osorio

Emerging Evidence on Vouchers and Faith-based Providers in Education

Case Studies from Africa, Latin America, and Asia


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While public-private partnerships in education in the United States have received a lot of attention, research on such partnerships elsewhere has been limited-even though such partnerships have been steadily gaining prominence, particularly in developing countries. Aiming to fill this gap, this book presents fresh, technically sound empirical evidence on the effectiveness and cost of various public-private education partnerships from around the world, including voucher programs and faith-based schools. The evidence on the impact in terms of school performance, targeting, and cost of public-private partnerships is mixed. Some evidence suggests that voucher schools outperform public schools, but the difference between both types of schools is not as large as one might think, and is often smaller than simple statistics suggest. Evidence on faith-based schools tends to show slightly better performance than public schools, but this is not the case in all countries. While in some countries faith-based schools reach the poor better than public schools, in other countries the reverse is observed. As for the private costs of education, evidence shows that costs depend on the systems in place in each country, but that when school choice is limited, parents can still influence the performance of their children through private expenditure for tutoring. More rigorous studies on such partnerships, particularly in developing countries, are necessary.

Preface xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
About the Authorsp. xv
About the Editorsp. xvii
Abbreviationsp. xix
Public-Private Partnerships in Education: An Overview
Introductionp. 1
Definition, Typology, and Potential Advantages of Public-Private Partnershipsp. 3
Contributions in This bookp. 7
Conclusionp. 12
Referencesp. 13
Vouchersp. 17
the Effectiveness of Franchises and Independent Private Schools in Chile's National Voucher Programp. 19
Introducationp. 19
Background on Chilep. 23
Empirical Strategyp. 25
Datap. 26
Empirical Resultsp. 28
Conclusionp. 32
Notesp. 34
Referencesp. 35
Chapter 3p. 39
Introducaitonp. 39
The 1981 Vouchers Schemep. 42
Who is Affected by Education Reform?p. 43
Conclusionp. 51
Notep. 52
Referencesp. 52
When Schools Are the Ones That Choose: Policy Analysis of Screening in Chilep. 55
Introducaionp. 55
The Education System in Chile: How Well Is It Working?p. 58
Data, Methodology, and Resultsp. 60
Conclusionp. 65
Notesp. 67
Referencesp. 68
Education Vouchers in Colombiap. 71
Inroductionp. 71
Evidence from a Ransomized Natural Experimentp. 73
Evidence from Administrative Recordsp. 74
Schools(s) Surveyp. 75
Conclusionp. 76
Notesp. 77
Referencesp. 77
Faith-Based Providersp. 79
The Performance of Decentralized School Systems: Evidence from Fe Y Alegria in Republica Bolivariana de Venezuelap. 81
Introductionp. 81
Related Literaturep. 82
Datap. 84
Econometric Frameworkp. 87
Resultsp. 90
Reasons for Fe y Alegria's Improved Performancep. 91
Conclusionp. 93
Annex: Regression Resultsp. 94
Notesp. 95
Referencesp. 95
Literacy and Numeracy in Faith-Based and Government Schools in Sierra Leonep. 99
Introductionp. 99
Basic Statisticsp. 102
Econometric Analysisp. 106
Conclusionp. 109
Annex: Regression Resultsp. 111
Notesp. 115
Referencesp. 115
Comparing the Performance of Faith-Based and Government Schools in the Democratic Republic of Congop. 119
Introductionp. 119
Background on the Education Sectorp. 121
Basic Statisticsp. 123
Econometric Analysisp. 126
Conclusionp. 128
Annex:ressio Resultsp. 130
Referencesp. 134
Assessing the Performance of Madrasas in Rural Bangladeshp. 137
Introductionp. 137
Data and Summary Statisticsp. 137
Data and Summary Statisticsp. 141
Regression Resultsp. 143
Conclusionp. 144
Annex: Regression Resultsp. 146
Notesp. 147
Referencesp. 147
Private Cost of Educationp. 149
Does Money Matter? The Effect of Private Education Expenditures on Academic Performance in the Republic of Koreap. 151
Introductionp. 151
Private Tutoring in Koreap. 153
Datap. 154
Empirical Frameworkp. 157
Estimation Resultsp. 158
Conclusionp. 161
Notesp. 162
Referencesp. 162
Comparing the Private Cost of Education at Public, Private, and Faith-Based Schools in Cameroonp. 165
Introductionp. 165
Basic Statisticsp. 168
Econometric Analysisp. 172
Conclusionp. 174
Annex: Regression Resultsp. 175
Notep. 176
Referencesp. 176
Indexp. 179
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ISBN: 9780821379769
ISBN-10: 0821379763
Series: Directions in Development - Human Development
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 16th June 2009
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.29