The impact of unofficial out-of-pocket payments on satisfaction with education in Post-Soviet countries

Author(s) : Habibov, Nazim; Cheung, Alex

Imprint : 2016

Collation :

p. 70-79

Series : International Journal of Educational Development, Vol. 49

The purpose of this study is to determine the impact of unofficial out-of-pocket payments on satisfaction with education in the countries of the former Soviet Union and Mongolia. Linear IV indicates that out-of-pocket payments weaken satisfaction by a factor of −0.98, while biprobit indicates that out-of-pocket payments lessen satisfaction by 0.29 percentage points. At the same time, the interaction model demonstrates that the negative impact of paying unofficial out-of-pocket payments declines as quality of education improves. As quality of education deteriorates, the negative impact of paying unofficial out-of-pocket payments grows considerably.

  • Corruption, Bribery, Educational quality
  • Mongolia, Russian Federation