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Teacher Shocks and Student Learning: Evidence from Zambia.

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We examine the effect of shocks to teacher inputs on child performance in school. We start with a household optimization framework where parents spend optimally in response to teacher and other school inputs. This helps to isolate the impact of teachers from other inputs. As a proxy measure for these shocks, we use teacher absenteeism during a 30 day period. Shocks to teacher inputs have a significant impact on learning gains. In a sample of students who remained with the same teacher over th...

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Not peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
International Development
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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Author
Publisher:
Centre for the Study of African Economies Publisher's website
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Working Paper Series
Publication date:
2004-09-01
Language:
English
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oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:11835
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2011-08-16

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