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Emergence and evolution of learning gaps across countries : panel evidence from Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam

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There are substantial learning gaps across countries on standardised international assessments. In this paper, I use unique child-level panel data from Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam with identical tests administered across these countries to children at 5, 8, 12 and 15 years of age to ask at what ages do gaps between different populations emerge, how they increase or decline over time, and what the proximate determinants of this divergence are. I document that a clear pattern of stoch...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
International Development
Research group:
Young Lives
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Irish Aid, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade More from this funder
Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs More from this funder
Department for International Development More from this funder
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Young Lives Working Paper
Paper number:
124
ISBN:
9781909403383
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English
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Deposit date:
2014-10-14

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