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Can Free Provision Reduce Demand for Public Services? Evidence from Kenyan Education *

Tessa Bold, Mwangi Kimenyi, Germano Mwabu and Justin Sandefur.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2015; p ublished online January 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Education and Research Institutions; Economic Development. 13847 words.

In 2003 Kenya abolished user fees in all government primary schools. We show that this policy contributed to a shift in demand away from free schools, where net enrollment stagnated after...

Decentralizing Eligibility for a Federal Antipoverty Program: A Case Study for China

Martin Ravallion.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2009; p ublished online February 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Economics; Welfare and Poverty; Economic Development. 11285 words.

In theory, the informational advantage of decentralizing the eligibility criteria for a federal antipoverty program could come at a large cost to the program's performance in reaching the...

Does Aid for Education Educate Children? Evidence from Panel Data

Axel Dreher, Peter Nunnenkamp and Rainer Thiele.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2008; p ublished online April 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Finance; Economic Development; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Education and Research Institutions. 9275 words.

Most of the aid effectiveness literature has focused on the potential growth effects of aggregate aid, with inconclusive results. Considering that donors have repeatedly stressed the...

Does Free Primary Education Narrow Gender Differences in Schooling? Evidence from Kenya

Adrienne M. Lucas and Isaac M. Mbiti.

in Journal of African Economies

November 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Education and Research Institutions; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Economic Development. 10540 words.

We identify the impact of the 2003 Kenyan Free Primary Education (FPE) programme on gender imbalances in the number of students graduating from primary school and achievement on the primary...

Government Spending, Growth and Poverty in Rural India

Shenggen Fan, Peter Hazell and Sukhadeo Thorat.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

November 2000; p ublished online November 2000 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Public Economics; Economic Development. 0 words.

Using state-level data for 1970–93, a simultaneous equation model was developed to estimate the direct and indirect effects of different types of government expenditure on ruralpoverty and...

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Have Returns to Education Changed in Nigeria? Uncovering the Role of Democratic Reforms

Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere.

in Journal of African Economies

November 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Education and Research Institutions; Economywide Country Studies; Development Planning and Policy; Economic Development; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Fiscal Policies and Behaviour of Economic Agents. 15629 words.

There is documented evidence that returns to education were low during the military rule of the 1990s in Nigeria. In this paper, I investigate the claim that after democracy in 1999, there...

How Can Safety Nets Contribute to Economic Growth?

Harold Alderman and Ruslan Yemtsov.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2014; p ublished online June 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Economic Development; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Other Economic Systems. 8948 words.

The paper provides an up-to date and selective review of the literature on how social safety nets contribute to growth. The evidence is carefully chosen to show how safety nets have the...

The Impact of Rural Pensions in China on Labor Migration

Karen Eggleston, Ang Sun and Zhaoguo Zhan.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2018; p ublished online July 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; Fiscal Policies and Behaviour of Economic Agents; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Welfare and Poverty; Demand and Supply of Labour; Economic Development. 11495 words.

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We study the impact of China’s new rural pension program on promoting migration of labor by applying a regression discontinuity analysis to this new...

Making Higher Education Finance Work for Africa

Shantayanan Devarajan, Célestin Monga and Tertius Zongo.

in Journal of African Economies

August 2011; p ublished online August 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economywide Country Studies; Education and Research Institutions; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Economic Development. 7639 words.

This paper identifies the twin problems of higher education financing in Africa—inadequate resources and poor use of existing resources—and traces them to the preponderance of free, public...

Public and Private Provision of Education in Kenya

Tessa Bold, Mwangi S. Kimenyi and Justin Sandefur.

in Journal of African Economies

August 2013; p ublished online August 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economywide Country Studies; Publicly Provided Goods; Education and Research Institutions; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Economic Development. 6756 words.

Over the past decade, Kenya's traditional model of local, community finance and management of schools has been crowded out from two directions. First, the Kenyan government has expanded its...

Stop! The Polio Vaccination Cessation Game

Scott Barrett.

in The World Bank Economic Review

October 2010; p ublished online February 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Game Theory and Bargaining Theory; International Relations and International Political Economy; Public Economics; Economics of Health; Economic Development. 10057 words.

Should polio be eradicated worldwide, countries must decide whether to continue to vaccinate with the live-attenuated vaccine, to continue to vaccinate with the alternative, killed vaccine,...

Water Nationalization and Service Quality

Fernando Borraz, Nicolás González Pampillón and Marcelo Olarreaga.

in The World Bank Economic Review

October 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare Economics; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Economics of Health; Welfare and Poverty; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Economic Development. 9880 words.

The objective of this paper is to explore the impact of Uruguay's privatization and subsequent nationalization of water services on network access and water quality. The results suggest...

When Should Governments Subsidize Health? The Case of Mass Deworming

Amrita Ahuja, Sarah Baird, Joan Hamory Hicks, Michael Kremer, Edward Miguel and Shawn Powers.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Economics of Health; Education and Research Institutions; Welfare and Poverty; Economic Development. 6834 words.

We discuss how evidence and theory can be combined to provide insight on the appropriate subsidy level for health products, focusing on the specific case of deworming. Although intestinal...