Oct 2018
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory
Over the last 25 years, more than two-thirds of OECD countries have increased school choice opportunities for parents. For example, in recent years, new forms of delivery like government-dependent…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Castro, Eleno
El Salvador has made significant advances in education in the last decade, with more and more children going to school. But many drop out young, and those who stay in school often receive an…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Jackson, C. Kirabo
Recent studies document that, in many cases, the schools that parents prefer over others do not improve student test scores. This could be because (a) parents cannot discern schools causal impacts,…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Thompson, Jennelle; Moffa, Nicholas Dominic
Inequity by income level, geographic area, and institution type, school absenteeism, and the lack of educational materials and high-quality professional development for teachers are some of the…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Thompson, Jennelle; Moffa, Nicholas Dominic
Las inequidades por niveles de ingreso, zona y tipo de institución, el ausentismo escolar, y la falta de materiales educativos y el desarrollo profesional docente de alta calidad son algunos de los…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Arias Ortiz, Elena; Bornacelly, Iván; Jaureguiberry, Florencia
The expansion of access to education in the region has been accompanied by greater inclusion: more poor students and those in rural areas are attending school at all levels. In pre-primary and…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Arias Ortiz, Elena; Bornacelly, Iván
Girls attend and finish school at the same rate or higher than boys. Nevertheless, boys continue to outperform girls on standardized learning assessments and continue to benefit most from labor…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Arias Ortiz, Elena; Bornacelly, Iván
Las mujeres asisten y finalizan la escuela tanto o más que los hombres. Sin embargo, siguen siendo los hombres quienes se desempeñan major que las mujeres en pruebas estandarizadas y se benefician…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Arias Ortiz, Elena; Jaureguiberry, Florencia; Martinez, Valentina
The defining educational achievement of countries in the region over the course of the last decade has been to improve access. The current challenge: improving quality equitably.
Dec 2017
Author(s): Arias Ortiz, Elena; Jaureguiberry, Florencia; Martinez, Valentina
El principal logro educativo de los países de la región en la última década ha sido alcanzar un alto nivel de cobertura. El desafío actual: incrementar la calidad garantizando la equidad.
Nov 2017
Author(s): Duryea, Suzanne; Robles, Marcos
Social Pulse describes the trends in a comprehensive set of key social indicators throughout the lifecycle in Latin America and the Caribbean, and highlights the findings that merit attention from…
Nov 2017
Author(s): Duryea, Suzanne; Robles, Marcos
Pulso Social describe las tendencias de un conjunto de indicadores sociales clave a lo largo del ciclo de vida en América Latina y el Caribe, y destaca los hallazgos que merecen atención por parte de…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad; Martínez, María Adelaida; Martinez, Sebastian; Pérez, Michelle; Sánchez, Mario
While the effects of conditional cash transfers on primary school enrollment, attendance and dropouts are well documented, few studies address their impact on longer-term outcomes
like high-…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Székely, Miguel; Mendoza, Pamela
This paper explores families' investment in skills development through education in a high-inequality, low-education quality country such as Mexico, comparing it to a lower-inequality, higher-…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Acerenza, Santiago; Gandelman, Néstor
This paper characterizes household spending in education using microdata from income and expenditure surveys for 12 Latin American and Caribbean countries and the United States. Bahamas, Chile and…
Feb 2017
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad; Dormal, Marta; Schady, Norbert
Development in early childhood predicts schooling and labor market outcomes in adulthood. In this paper we use a fixed effects identification strategy to assess how differences in the quality of…
Feb 2017
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad; Dormal, Marta; Schady, Norbert
El desarrollo en la primera infancia predice lo que serán los resultados en la escolaridad y el mercado laboral en la edad adulta. En este documento usamos una estrategia de identificación de efectos…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Krishna, Kala; Lychagin, Sergey; Frisancho, Verónica
Placement, both in university and in the civil service, according to performance in competitive exams is the norm in much of the world. Repeat taking of such exams is common despite the private and…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Rieble-Aubourg, Sabine; Zarate-Barrera, Tatiana
This technical note standardizes and merges, at the individual level, several cohorts of academic evaluations undertaken during primary and secondary school in Trinidad and Tobago. In addition, it…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Bobba, Matteo; Frisancho, Verónica
This paper designs and implements a field experiment that provides students from less advantaged backgrounds with individualized feedback on academicperformance during the transition from middle to…