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Type Journal Article - The Quarterly Journal of Economics
Title School inputs and educational outcomes in South Africa
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Volume 14
Issue 3
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 1999
URL http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1162/003355399556124
Abstract
We examine the relationship between educational inputs—primarily pupilteacher ratios—and school outcomes in South Africa immediately before the end of apartheid government. Black households were severely limited in their residential choice under apartheid and attended schools for which funding decisions were made centrally, by White-controlled entities over which they had no control. The allocations resulted in marked disparities in average class sizes. Controlling for household background variables, we find strong and significant effects of pupilteacher ratios on enrollment, on educational achievement, and on test scores for numeracy.

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Case, Anne, and Angus Deaton. "School inputs and educational outcomes in South Africa." The Quarterly Journal of Economics 14, no. 3 (1999).
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