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

dc.contributor.authorBerlinksi, Samen_US
dc.contributor.authorGaliani, Sebastianen_US
dc.contributor.authorManacorda, Marcoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-10-25T20:15:55Z
dc.date.available2007-10-25T20:15:55Z
dc.date.issued2007-01-01en_US
dc.identifier.otherRePEc:wdi:papers:2007-860en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/57240en_US
dc.description.abstractWe 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.relation.ispartofseries860en_US
dc.subjectPreschool, Pre-primary Education, Primary School Performanceen_US
dc.subject.otherI2, J1en_US
dc.titleGiving Children a Better Start: Preschool Attendance & School-Age Profilesen_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/2027.42/57240/1/wp860 .pdfen_US
dc.owningcollnameWilliam Davidson Institute (WDI) - Working Papers


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