The effects of vouchers on school results: Evidence from Chile’s targeted voucher program

Juan A. Correa, Francisco Parro, Loreto Reyes

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Resumen

We use data from Chile’s targeted voucher program to test the effects of vouchers on school results. Targeted vouchers have delivered extra resources to low income, vulnerable students since 2008. Moreover, under this scheme, additional resources are contingent on the completion of specific education reforms. Using a difference-in-differences approach and a market-level empirical analysis, we find a positive and significant effect of vouchers on standardized test scores. Additionally, our results highlight the importance of conditioning the delivery of resources to some specific academic goals in markets with institutional characteristics that prevent public schools from behaving as profit-maximizing firms.

Idioma originalEnglish
Páginas (desde-hasta)351-398
Número de páginas48
PublicaciónJournal of Human Capital
Volumen8
N.º4
DOI
EstadoPublished - 2014

Huella dactilar

Chile
Vouchers
Resources
Low income
Conditioning
Empirical analysis
Test scores
Institutional characteristics
Difference-in-differences
Education reform
Profit
Public schools

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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Resultado de la investigación: Article

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