Access to Preprimary Education and Progression in Primary School: Evidence from Rural Guatemala

  title={Access to Preprimary Education and Progression in Primary School: Evidence from Rural Guatemala},
  author={Paulo Bastos and Nicolas L. Bottan and Julian P. Cristia},
  journal={Economic Development and Cultural Change},
  pages={521 - 547}
Evidence on the impacts of a large-scale expansion in preprimary education is limited and mostly circumscribed to high- and middle-income nations. We estimate the effects of such an expansion on progression in primary school in rural communities of Guatemala, where the number of preprimaries increased from about 5,300 to 11,500 between 1998 and 2005. Combining administrative and population census data in a difference-in-differences framework, we find that access to preprimary education… 

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