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Do extra classes improve cognitive test scores? Evidence from Vietnam

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This paper examines whether participation in extra classes improves children’s cognitive test scores, using data from the second and third rounds of the Young Lives survey in Vietnam. Using a standard value-added model, we find that that the number of hours pupils spend in extra classes is not associated with better cognitive (mathematics and vocabulary) test scores. However, a number of other factors (parental schooling, household wealth, ethnicity and gender) do influence children’s test...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Young Lives
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Queen Elizabeth House,Department of International Development
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Young Lives
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Queen Elizabeth House,Department of International Development
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Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs More from this funder
Publisher:
Young Lives
Publication date:
2012-01-01
URN:
uuid:5a41e0a1-9924-423b-87ea-9b724aaf1669
Local pid:
ora:7849
ISBN:
978-1-904427-99-5

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