Giving Children a Better Start: Preschool Attendance & School-Age Profiles

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Show simple item record Berlinksi, Sam en_US Galiani, Sebastian en_US Manacorda, Marco en_US 2007-10-25T20:15:55Z 2007-10-25T20:15:55Z 2007-01-01 en_US
dc.identifier.other RePEc:wdi:papers:2007-860 en_US
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dc.description.abstract We study the effect of pre-primary education on children's subsequent school outcomes by exploiting a unique feature of the Uruguayan household survey (ECH) that collects retrospective information on preschool attendance in the context of a rapid expansion in the supply of preprimary places. Using a within household estimator, we find small gains from preschool attendance at early ages that magnify as children grow up. By age 15, treated children have accumulated 0.8 extra years of education and are 27 percentage points more likely to be in school compared to their untreated siblings. Instrumental variables estimates that control for non random selection of siblings into pre-school lead to similar results. We speculate that early grade repetition harms subsequent school progression and that pre-primary education appears as a successful policy option to prevent early grade failure and its long lasting consequences. en_US
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dc.subject Preschool, Pre-primary Education, Primary School Performance en_US
dc.subject.other I2, J1 en_US
dc.title Giving Children a Better Start: Preschool Attendance & School-Age Profiles en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Economics en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Business en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum William Davidson Institute en_US
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dc.owningcollname William Davidson Institute (WDI) - Working Papers
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