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Teacher Shocks and Student Learning: Evidence from Zambia.

Abstract:

A large literature examines the link between shocks to households and the educational attainment of children. We use new panel data to estimate the impact of shocks to teachers on student learning in Mathematics and English. Using absenteeism in the 30 days preceding the survey as a measure of these shocks, we find no impact for the full sample, but a large impact for a subsample for which we can control for unobserved changes in teacher heterogeneity: A 5 percent increase in the teacher's ab...

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Journal:
Journal of Human Resources More from this journal
Volume:
42
Publication date:
2007-01-01
Language:
English
UUID:
uuid:fbbfc7b4-342f-403d-a856-0d84621c3228
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:10988
Deposit date:
2011-08-16

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