The Aggregate Effect of School Choice : Evidence from a two-stage experiment in India

@inproceedings{Muralidharan2013TheAE,
  title={The Aggregate Effect of School Choice : Evidence from a two-stage experiment in India},
  author={K. Muralidharan and Venkatesh Sundararaman},
  year={2013}
}
We present experimental evidence on the impact of a school choice program in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh (AP) that provided students with a voucher to finance attending a private school of their choice. The study design featured a unique two-stage lottery-based allocation of vouchers that created both a student-level and a market-level experiment, which allows us to study both the individual and the aggregate effects of school choice (including spillovers). After two and four years of… CONTINUE READING
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