Impact Evaluation of a Privately Managed Tuition-Free Middle School in a Poor Neighborhood in Montevideo

  title={Impact Evaluation of a Privately Managed Tuition-Free Middle School in a Poor Neighborhood in Montevideo},
  author={A. Balsa and Alejandro Cid},
  journal={Randomized Social Experiments eJournal},
Using a randomized trial, we evaluate the impact of a free privately-managed middle school in a poor neighborhood. The research compares over time adolescents randomly selected to enter Liceo-Jubilar and those that were not drawn in the lottery. Besides positive impacts on expectations, we find better educational outcomes in the treatment group relative to control subjects. The features of Liceo-Jubilar -autonomy of management, capacity for innovation, and adaptation to the context- contrast… Expand
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