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The Effect of Pre-Primary Education on Primary School Performance

dc.contributor.authorBerlinski, Samuelen_US
dc.contributor.authorGaliani, Sebastianen_US
dc.contributor.authorGertler, Paulen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-10-25T20:11:24Z
dc.date.available2007-10-25T20:11:24Z
dc.date.issued2006-07-01en_US
dc.identifier.otherRePEc:wdi:papers:2006-838en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/57218en_US
dc.description.abstractAlthough the theoretical case for universal pre-primary education is strong, the empirical foundation is weak. In this paper, we contribute to the empirical case by investigating the effect of a large expansion of universal pre-primary education on subsequent primary school performance in Argentina. We estimate that one year of preprimary school increases average third grade test scores by 8 percent of a mean or by 23 percent of the standard deviation of the distribution of test scores. We also find that preprimary school attendance positively affects student’s self-control in the third grade as measured by behaviors such as attention, effort, class participation, and discipline.en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseries838en_US
dc.subjectPreschool, Pre-primary Education, Primary School Performanceen_US
dc.subject.otherI2, J1en_US
dc.titleThe Effect of Pre-Primary Education on Primary School Performanceen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelEconomicsen_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevelBusinessen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumWilliam Davidson Instituteen_US
dc.description.bitstreamurlhttp://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/57218/1/wp838 .pdfen_US
dc.owningcollnameWilliam Davidson Institute (WDI) - Working Papers


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