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In this paper we analyze the effect of private voucher education on student academic performance using new data on Chilean students and a novel identification strategy. Most schools in Chile provide either primary or secondary education. We analyze the effect of private voucher education on students that are forced to enroll at a different school to attend(More)
The aim of this study is to analyze female labor supply in Chile and explain its peculiarities: the difference between female and male participation, and the pattern of female participation rates according to household income levels. To analyze the factors that affect the behavior of the female labor participation rate, we first estimate a labor supply(More)
Teachers’ Salaries in Latin America: How Much Are They (Under or Over) Paid? This paper documents the extent to which teachers are underpaid vis-à-vis workers in other professional and technical occupations in Latin America circa 2007. These labor earnings differences, attributed to observable socio-demographic and job characteristics, are assessed using a(More)
SUMMARY Improving the quality of education is a priority task for Latin America, especially in countries like Bolivia where education has become a crucial issue on the public agenda, the subject of particular concern from 1994 on, when a new Educational Reform began. The purpose of this paper is to examine the factors that influence student performance,(More)
This paper estimates the long-term impact of journals aggregated in 24 different fields, using a simple logistic diffusion model, and relates the results to the current impact factor. Results show that while the current and the long-term impact factors have a high correlation coefficient, some fields are systematically slower-moving than others, as they(More)
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