The effect of primary school mergers on academic performance of students in rural China

@inproceedings{Liu2010TheEO,
  title={The effect of primary school mergers on academic performance of students in rural China},
  author={Chengfang Liu and Linxiu Zhang and Renfu Luo and Scott Rozelle and Prashant Loyalka},
  year={2010}
}
We examine the impact of primary school mergers on academic performance of students using a dataset that we collected using a survey designed specifically to examine changes in the academic performance of students before and after their schools were merged. We use difference-in-differences and propensity score matching approaches and demonstrate that overall the primary school merger has not harmed the academic performance of students, as some have claimed. We do find, however, that the timing… CONTINUE READING

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