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Type Journal Article
Title Do protestant aid organizations aid protestants only? Evidence using longitudinal data from Tanzania
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Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2008
URL http://www.nek.uu.se/StaffPages/Publ/P1175.pdf
Abstract
We estimate the impact of a village&level; assistance program run by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania on literacy and schooling. The programs are partly funded by foreign aid from the US and EU. We find that the program increased literacy by 15 & 20 percent and educational attainment by 10 & 15 percent, but only among Protestant children. Catholic children living in the same targeted villages were virtually unaffected. Our results support the concern that faith organizations might overstate their ability or willingness to aid households of different faith.

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