Longer school schedules and early reading skills


This paper analyzes the impact of longer school schedules on children’s 2nd grade reading skills in Chile. In a setting where families choose schools, we identify the causal effect of longer schedules with instrumental variables, using the local availability of full-day schools as an instrument. We find that lower-income families are more likely to choose full-day schools, and after controlling for selection, longer school schedules lead to an increase of 0.2 standard deviations in reading comprehension. We also find that the effects are heterogeneous, with greater benefits among children in municipal schools and girls.

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  • Presentador: Diana Kruger
  • Proveniente: Universidad Adolfo Ibañez
  • Fecha: Miércoles, 17 Agosto 2016
  • Hora: 12:00
  • Lugar: Sala: por confirmar