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Enhancing Excellence: Socially Motivated Private Schools of Nepal

Pal, Sarmistha and Saha, B (2017) Enhancing Excellence: Socially Motivated Private Schools of Nepal [Working Paper]

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Social motivation can promote efficiency of public service delivery though its role in providing schooling is little understood. We provide both theoretical and empirical insights as to why not-for-profit private schools could enhance excellence in schooling, using Nepal as a case study. Results suggest that socially motivated trust schools outperform all other types of schools irrespective of whether we consider standardised test scores, absolute or relative to school expenditure per student. Results are robust and highlight that trust school’s social objective, coupled with private financing, ownership and management that minimises its agency costs, is key to their value for money.

Item Type: Working Paper
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Economics
Authors :
Saha, B
Date : 19 January 2017
Uncontrolled Keywords : Company and trust run schools, Social objectives, Profit motive, Standardised test scores, Test scores relative to school expenditure per student, Private school premium, Rural-urban dichotomy, Instrumental variable, Lagged value added model, Nepal.
Additional Information : Paper has been presented at Durham University Business School, Calcutta University, Econometric Society Asian Meeting (Singapore), Mid-West International Economic Development Conference (Minneapolis), IZA-World Bank Employment and Development Conference (Bonn) and WIDER conference on Human Capital and Growth (Helsinki).
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Date Deposited : 17 Jan 2018 08:49
Last Modified : 06 Jul 2019 05:25

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