Targeted scholarship for higher education and academic performance: Evidence from Indonesia

Tri Mulyaningsih, Sarah Dong, Riyana Miranti, Anne Daly, Yunastiti Purwaningsih

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Abstract

This paper studies the effect of a large-scale scholarship introduced by the Indonesian government in 2010 that provides generous financial assistance for poor students. By using administrative data from a large public university in Indonesia, this study estimates the likely effect of the scholarship on student academic performance during university. Using matching methods of coarsened exact matching (CEM) that take into account the selection criteria used for scholarship allocation, we find that the scholarship is positively associated with student performance in terms of GPA. Furthermore, we find that these positive associations are strongest for the least advantaged group in terms of family income.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Educational Development
Volume88
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2022

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