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Learning About Opportunity: Spillovers of Elite School Admissions in Peru
This paper studies how the admission of a student to an elite school changes the schooling outcomes of younger cohorts in the student’s origin school in Peru. Using a sharp regression discontinuity design, the analysis ...
Misallocated Talent: Teen Pregnancy, Education and Job Sorting in Colombia
Policy makers and international organizations often argue that teenage pregnancy affects girls’ life trajectories by, for example, limiting their employment opportunities. These concerns are amplified in regions with high ...
Movilidad ocupacional en América Latina
La persistencia de desigualdades entre generaciones representa un tópico de sumo interés para las sociedades. Mientras que la mayoría de este tipo de estudios se concentra en desigualdades educativas, en este trabajo ...
What a difference a full day makes: Evidence from new schools in Fortaleza
Although longer school days are in increasing supply, a lack of consensus about their effectiveness persists. Motivated by this gap, this paper studies the effect of enrolling in a new set of full-time secondary schools ...
Intergenerational earnings mobility and macroeconomic shocks: Evidence based on administrative records
This paper provides novel evidence on trends in intergenerational earnings mobility in a developing country and explores some transmission mechanisms associated with the characteristics of the labor market. Using a novel ...
Socioeconomic Gradients in Test Scores across Latin American and the Caribbean
In this paper we document gaps in math and reading achievement between children whose mothers have completed at least upper secondary education and those who have not, using test scores from third and sixth graders across ...