Visualizing Development : Eyeglasses and Academic Performance in Rural Primary Schools in China

@inproceedings{Glewwe2012VisualizingD,
  title={Visualizing Development : Eyeglasses and Academic Performance in Rural Primary Schools in China},
  author={Paul W Glewwe},
  year={2012}
}
About 10% of primary school students in developing countries have poor vision, but very few of them wear glasses. Almost no research examines the impact of poor vision on school performance, and simple OLS estimates are likely to be biased because studying harder often adversely affect one’s vision. This paper presents results from a randomized trial in Western China that offered free eyeglasses to 1,528 rural primary school students. The results indicate that wearing eyeglasses for one year… CONTINUE READING

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