Promoting Development and Home Reading of Supplementary Texts for Young Readers in Cambodia 2020
Other Household Survey [hh/oth]
This paper provides results from the randomized control trial project, Promoting Development and Home Reading of Supplementary Texts for Young Readers in Cambodia. One control and three treatment groups were assessed on how literacy and reading habits changed when households were provided a variety of high-quality and low-cost early reading materials along with varying degrees of encouragement toward building better reading habits. The findings show that providing books in isolation was not enough. Rather, books in conjunction with a network of reading supports was found to be an effective means to boost reading outcomes, including reading proficiency measures, frequency of reading, and attitudes toward reading. The results highlight the need for at-home reading materials in poor households as an integral step to improve early reading.
Unit of Analysis
Kampong Thom Province and Battambang provinces.
Producers and sponsors
Two questionnaires (caregiver and child were used to collect the survey data. Caregiver and child questionnaires have sets of common questions in across the different visits (baseline, house visit 2, house visit 3, and endline visit). However, there are some differences depending on the type of visits. There are two types of differences:
Unique questions which are asked in one of the visits, but not in the others. This is because as the time passed the questions to be asked needed to be complemented or were irrelevant.
Differences in how the question stems were formulated. This is due to the different timing of the visits when the time passed had to be accounted for. For example, in many cases the questions in the subsequent visits had phrases like “since I last saw you” or “in the last six months”.
Dates of Data Collection
Second House Visit
Third House Visit
Mode of data collection
Disclaimer and copyrights
The user of the data acknowledges that the original collector of the data, the authorized distributor of the data, and the relevant funding agency bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses.