The Impact of Investments in School Quality on Cognitive Skills

  • Paul Glewwe
Part of the Studies on the African Economies book series (SAES)


The remaining chapters of this book apply the methodology developed in the previous chapters to an unusually rich data set from Ghana. This chapter presents an analysis of the determinants of cognitive achievement in middle schools in Ghana using data from the 1988–89 Ghana Living Standards Survey (GLSS).1 More specifically, it presents estimates of equations (2.2) and (2.3) in Chapter 2. Later chapters will present different estimates of the impact of cognitive skills on different socioeconomic variables; in doing so, they will be presenting estimates of equation (2.1) in Chapter 2.


Middle School Cognitive Skill Innate Ability School Quality School Choice 
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© Centre for the Study of African Economies 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Glewwe
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  1. 1.The World BankWashington, DCUSA

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