The High Return to Private Schooling in a Low-Income Country", Dataset for CGD Working Paper 279


This data is made available by the Centre for the Study of African Economies at the University of Oxford. Permission for use of the data for academic research is given by the Centre. We would ask that the use of the data, its sources, and the financing for the surveys be acknowledged.

This data was funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) as part of the Improving Institutions for Pro-Poor Growth (iiG), a research consortium aimed at studying how to improve institutions in Africa and South-Asia. Any views expressed are not necessarily those of DFID.


This data available here is for the following iiG working paper:

Tessa Bold, Mwangi Kimenyi, Germano Mwabu, and Justin Sandefur. "The High Return to Private Schooling in a Low-Income Country". Center for Global Development Working Paper 279, December 2011.

The files explain how to replicate the results of the above paper. This dataset contains Stata programs and the following data:

  1. An anonymized extract of he 2006 Kenya Integrated Household Budget Survey (KIHBS)

  2. Standardized test scores from the KCPE exam, provided by the Ministry of Education

  3. School-level administrative data from the Education Management Information System (EMIS), provided by the Ministry of Education