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Personnel Management and School Productivity: Evidence from India

Renata Lemos, Karthik Muralidharan, Daniela Scur

NBER Working Paper #28336

This paper uses new data to study school management and productivity in India. We report four mainresults. First, management quality in public schools is low, and ~2σ below high-income countries withcomparable data. Second, private schools have higher management quality, driven by much strongerpeople management. Third, people management quality is correlated with both independent measuresof teaching practice, as well as school productivity measured by student value added. Fourth, privateschool teacher pay is positively correlated with teacher effectiveness, and better-managed private schoolsare more likely to retain more effective teachers. Neither pattern is seen in public schools.

@techreport{NBERw28336,
 title = "Personnel Management and School Productivity: Evidence from India",
 author = "Lemos, Renata and Muralidharan, Karthik and Scur, Daniela",
 institution = "National Bureau of Economic Research",
 type = "Working Paper",
 series = "Working Paper Series",
 number = "28336",
 year = "2021",
 month = "January",
 doi = {10.3386/w28336},
 URL = "http://www.nber.org/papers/w28336",
 abstract = {This paper uses new data to study school management and productivity in India. We report four main results. First, management quality in public schools is low, and ~2σ below high-income countries with comparable data. Second, private schools have higher management quality, driven by much stronger people management. Third, people management quality is correlated with both independent measures of teaching practice, as well as school productivity measured by student value added. Fourth, private school teacher pay is positively correlated with teacher effectiveness, and better-managed private schools are more likely to retain more effective teachers. Neither pattern is seen in public schools.},
}