Human Development

Cycling to School: Increasing High School Enrolment for Girls in Bihar

  • Blog Post Date 01 June, 2013
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Karthik Muralidharan

University of California, San Diego

kamurali@ucsd.edu

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Nishith Prakash

University of Connecticut

nishith.prakash@uconn.edu

This project studies the impact of an innovative Programme in the Indian state of Bihar that aimed to reduce the gender gap in secondary school enrolment by providing girls who continued to secondary school with a bicycle that would improve access to school. The findings shows that the Programme was much more cost effective at increasing girls' enrolment than comparable conditional cash transfer programmes.

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