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Assessing the causal impact of compulsory schooling policy in Indonesia

Lewis, Blane; Nguyen, Hieu


Having achieved near universal primary education by the late 1980s, Indonesia turned its attention to increasing secondary school enrolments. In this context, we examine the causal impact of Indonesia's 1994 compulsory junior secondary schooling initiative. We apply regression discontinuity methods to a sample of about 20,000 individuals. We investigate both intent-to-treat and treatment-on-the-treated effects. We subject our empirical examination to an exhaustive battery of robustness tests....[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Educational Research
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijer.2020.101693


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