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dc.contributor.authorPritchett, Lant
dc.contributor.authorViarengo, Martina
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-19T12:47:15Z
dc.date.issued2013-11
dc.identifier.citationLant Pritchett and Martina Viarengo. CID Working Paper Series 2013.272, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, November 2013.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://nrs.harvard.edu/URN-3:HUL.INSTREPOS:37366298*
dc.description.abstractUnderstanding the institutional features that can improve learning outcomes and reduce inequality is a top priority for international and development organizations around the world. Economists appear to have a good case for support to non-governmental alternatives as suppliers of schooling. However, unlike other policy domains, freer international trade or privatization, economists have been remarkably unsuccessful in promoting the adoption of this idea. We develop a simple general positive model of why governments typically produce schooling which introduces the key notion of the lack of verifiability of socialization and instruction of beliefs, which makes third party contracting for socialization problematic. We use the model to explain variations around the world in levels of private schooling. We also predict the circumstances in which efforts to promote the different alternatives to government production – like charter, voucher, and scholarship - are likely to be successful.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCenter for International Development at Harvard Universityen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://www.hks.harvard.edu/centers/cid/publicationsen_US
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dc.titleThe State, Socialization, and Private Schooling: When Will Governments Support Alternative Producers?en_US
dc.typeResearch Paper or Reporten_US
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
dc.relation.journalCID Working Paper Seriesen_US
dc.date.available2020-11-19T12:47:15Z
dash.contributor.affiliatedViarengo, Martina
dash.contributor.affiliatedPritchett, Lant


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