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1. Sunder, Naveen. ESSAYS ON K-12 EDUCATION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES - CAUSES, CONSEQUENCES AND IMPEDIMENTS .

Degree: 2019, Cornell University

This dissertation focusses on the causes and consequences of low human cap- ital accumulation among children and adolescents in developing countries in Asia and Africa. My analysis is divided into three separate papers that explore different aspects of this research agenda. Broadly, chapter 1 of the dissertation describes the intergenerational learning impacts of a national–level school con- struction policy in India. Chapter 2 picks up where chapter one ends – using unique 17–year panel data from Senegal and Madagascar this analysis shows that children who perform better on learning tests in second grade have bet- ter later life (young adult) educational and learning outcomes (ages 23–25). In chapter 3, I take a step back and explore the role of one of the biggest impediments of school learning in the developing world – child marriage, which ac- counts for a large proportion of school dropout among girls in developing countries. In the first chapter of my dissertation I examine the impact of a national-level school construction program in India on educational outcomes of direct beneficiaries and their children. Between the years 1993–2004, the District Primary Education Programme (DPEP) served over 50 million children and prioritized districts with below–average female literacy rates. I use a fuzzy regression dis- continuity design to estimate the causal impact of the programme by comparing outcomes of school–age children in districts on either side of the average female literacy cutoff. To uncover the difference in timing of programme implementa- tion across districts, I use unique archival information that I collected and digi- tized. The results show that DPEP increased school access, enrollment, literacy and years of education for both male and female direct beneficiaries. I then pro- vide one of the first evidence of intergenerational effects of a school construction policy. Using test score data spanning the years 2007–2014, I find that children whose mothers were DPEP beneficiaries had higher scores on math (0.18 S.D.), vernacular (0.19 S.D.) and English (0.09 S.D.) tests. Daughters test scores went up by more than 10 to 15 percentage points higher than that of sons. Fathers DPEP exposure had no effect on childrens learning. I find evidence that the intergenerational impacts may be mediated through mothers increased bargain- ing power, higher investments in children's education and better health/health related behaviors. In the second chapter, I (along with my co–authors) study the determinants of human capital outcomes of young adults in Madagascar and Senegal, em- ploying a production function approach. Using unique and comparable long– term panel data sets, which span more than 15 years, from both countries, we find that test scores in second grade are strong predictors of school attainment and French/math skills of individuals in their early twenties. The association between second–grade skills and later–life outcomes is stronger among girls than boys, and likewise, stronger for math than French test… Advisors/Committee Members: Jakubson, George Hersh (committeeMember), Pingali, Prabhu Lakshminarayana (committeeMember).

Subjects/Keywords: Human Capital; Africa; Economics; Public policy; Asia; Early Childhood Education; Intergenerational Effects; Test Scores

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APA (6th Edition):

Sunder, N. (2019). ESSAYS ON K-12 EDUCATION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES - CAUSES, CONSEQUENCES AND IMPEDIMENTS . (Thesis). Cornell University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1813/67307

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Sunder, Naveen. “ESSAYS ON K-12 EDUCATION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES - CAUSES, CONSEQUENCES AND IMPEDIMENTS .” 2019. Thesis, Cornell University. Accessed August 06, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/1813/67307.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Sunder, Naveen. “ESSAYS ON K-12 EDUCATION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES - CAUSES, CONSEQUENCES AND IMPEDIMENTS .” 2019. Web. 06 Aug 2020.

Vancouver:

Sunder N. ESSAYS ON K-12 EDUCATION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES - CAUSES, CONSEQUENCES AND IMPEDIMENTS . [Internet] [Thesis]. Cornell University; 2019. [cited 2020 Aug 06]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1813/67307.

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Council of Science Editors:

Sunder N. ESSAYS ON K-12 EDUCATION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES - CAUSES, CONSEQUENCES AND IMPEDIMENTS . [Thesis]. Cornell University; 2019. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1813/67307

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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