Skip navigation

Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper

Mass Media and Public Services : The Effects of Radio Access on Public Education in Benin

ACCESS TO EDUCATION ADULTS ADVERTISEMENTS ADVERTISING BASIC EDUCATION BASIC EDUCATION SERVICES BASIC SERVICES BOOK PURCHASE BROADCAST BROADCASTERS CITIZEN CITIZENS CIVIC SOCIETY CLASSROOM CLASSROOM TEACHING CLASSROOMS COMMUNITIES COMMUNITY ACTION COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION COMMUNITY RADIO COMMUNITY RADIO BROADCASTERS COMMUNITY RADIO PROGRAMMING COMMUNITY RADIO STATIONS CORRUPTION CREDIBILITY CULTURAL PRACTICES DATA COLLECTION DATA LIMITATIONS DEMAND FOR EDUCATION DEMOCRACY DEPRESSION DEVELOPMENT POLICY DISASTERS DIVORCE E-MAIL ECONOMIC ACTIVITY ECONOMIC POLICY EDUCATION DECISIONS EDUCATION INVESTMENTS EDUCATION OUTCOMES EDUCATION POLICIES EDUCATION POLICY EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING ELEMENTARY EDUCATION ETHNIC GROUPS EXCLUSION EXPOSURE TO INFORMATION FAMILY PLANNING FERTILITY FINANCIAL INVESTMENTS FINANCIAL SUPPORT FUNCTIONAL LITERACY GENDER GENERAL POPULATIONS GENERAL PUBLIC GENOCIDE GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY GOVERNMENT POLICIES GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS GOVERNMENT SERVICES GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS GPS HEALTH CENTERS HEALTH EDUCATION HIGHER EDUCATION HIGHER LITERACY HIGHER LITERACY RATES HOUSEHOLD INCOME HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS HUMAN DEVELOPMENT IMPORTANT POLICY INCLUSION INFORMATION CAMPAIGNS INNOVATION INTERVIEWS INVESTMENT IN CHILDREN INVESTMENTS IN EDUCATION LABOR MARKET LEARNING LEARNING OUTCOMES LEGISLATORS LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY LISTENING LITERACY LITERACY RATES LITERACY TEST LOCAL COMMUNITY LOCAL DEVELOPMENT LOCAL RADIO LOCAL RADIO STATIONS LOCAL SCHOOLS MAJORITY OF CHILDREN MALARIA MARITAL STATUS MASS MEDIA MOBILE PHONE MOBILE PHONES MOBILIZATION NATIONAL GOVERNMENT NATIONAL POLICY NATIONAL RADIO NATURAL DISASTER NETWORKS NUMBER OF ADULTS NUMBER OF CHILDREN NUMBER OF TEXTBOOKS OPEN ACCESS PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATIONS PARENT-TEACHER ASSOCIATION PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES PARTICIPATION IN SCHOOLS PDF POLICY DISCUSSIONS POLICY IMPLICATIONS POLICY RESEARCH POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER POLITICAL ACCOUNTABILITY POLITICAL ACTION POLITICAL PARTIES POLITICAL POWER POLITICAL SYSTEMS PRIMARY SCHOOL PRIMARY SCHOOL LEAVING EXAMINATION PRIMARY SCHOOLING PRIVATE EDUCATION PRIVATE INVESTMENT PRIVATE INVESTMENTS PRIVATE SCHOOL PRIVATE SCHOOLS PROGRESS PROVISION OF EDUCATION PROVISION OF INFORMATION PUBLIC EDUCATION PUBLIC HEALTH PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES PUBLIC POLICIES PUBLIC POLICY PUBLIC SCHOOL PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM PUBLIC SCHOOLS PUBLIC SERVICE PUBLIC SERVICES PUPIL-TEACHER RATIO QUALITY EDUCATION QUALITY OF EDUCATION RADIO RADIO BROADCASTS RADIO SIGNALS RADIO STATION RADIOS READERS READING RECONSTRUCTION REMOTE VILLAGES REPORT CARDS RESPECT RESULT RESULTS RURAL AREAS SCHOOL BUILDINGS SCHOOL CHILDREN SCHOOL EDUCATION SCHOOL FEE SCHOOL FEES SCHOOL PERFORMANCE SCHOOL QUALITY SCHOOL SUPERVISION SCHOOL-AGE SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN SCHOOLING SCHOOLS SECONDARY EDUCATION SECONDARY SCHOOL SERVICE DELIVERY SERVICE PROVISION SMALL COMMUNITY RADIO STATIONS SOCIAL SERVICE SOCIAL SERVICES SOCIETIES STUDENT LEARNING STUDENT PERFORMANCE TEACHER TEACHER ABSENTEEISM TEACHER PERFORMANCE TEACHER RATIOS TEACHERS TELEVISION TELEVISION BROADCASTS TELEVISIONS TEXTBOOK TEXTBOOKS TRANSISTORS TRANSMISSION TV URBAN CENTER URBAN CENTERS VILLAGE VILLAGE LEVEL VILLAGE RADIO VILLAGE SCHOOL WEB
76
0

Attachments [ 0 ]

There are no files associated with this item.

More Details

Africa | Africa | West Africa | Sub-Saharan Africa | Benin
2012-03-19T18:07:03Z | 2012-03-19T18:07:03Z | 2011-02-01

Does radio access improve public service provision? And if so, does it do so by increasing government accountability to citizens, or by persuading households to take advantage of publicly-provided services? Prior research has argued that citizens with greater access to mass media receive greater benefits from targeted government welfare programs, but has not addressed these questions for public services such as in education and health. Using unique data from Benin, this paper finds that literacy rates among school children are higher in villages exposed to signals from a larger number of community radio stations. The effect is identified based on a "natural experiment" in the northern communes of Benin where within-commune variation in village access to radio stations is exogenous to observed and unobserved village characteristics. In contrast to prior research, the authors find that this media effect does not operate through government accountability: government inputs into village schools and household knowledge of government education policies are no different in villages with greater access to community radio. Instead, households with greater access are more likely to make financial investments in the education of their children.

Comments

(Leave your comments here about this item.)

Item Analytics

Select desired time period