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Type Journal Article
Title Schooling Outcomes in the Philippines, 1988-2008: Impacts of Changes in Household Income and the Implementation of the Free Public Secondary Education Act
Author(s)
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2014
URL http://dirp3.pids.gov.ph/webportal/CDN/PUBLICATIONS/pidsdps1411.pdf
Abstract
In the Philippines, no assessment has been done yet on the impacts of changes in household
income and the free public secondary education act [Republic Act (R.A.) 6655] on the
outcomes of education. Thus, this paper inquires on the impacts of these two factors on
schooling outcomes, namely net participation rates, cohort survival rates, proportion of
population at each educational attainment level, average years of schooling, and education
inequality. Using descriptive statistics and regression analyses, this study found that R.A.
6655 has exerted positive impacts on schooling outcomes by relaxing household resource
constraints in schooling investments. This finding suggests that there is a need to strengthen
education reforms and create jobs that can be source of income to households.

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