Ciclo de Seminarios de Economía – Diana Krüger

En el marco del ciclo de Seminarios de Economía correspondiente al segundo semestre de 2016, el Departamento de Economía de la Facultad de Economía y Empresa de la Universidad Diego Portales ha invitado a la académica Diana Krüger (PhD en Economía, U. of Maryland, College Park, Estados Unidos; profesora asociada de la Escuela de Negocios de la U. Adolfo Ibáñez, sede Viña del Mar), quien presentará el estudio ‘Longer school schedules and early reading skills: Effects from a full-day school reform in Chile”, del que es co-autora con Matías Berthelon y Verónica Vienne.

 Fecha: Miércoles 9 de noviembre de 2016
Hora: 13:00 – 14:00 horas.
Lugar: Sala C – 302, Edificio Cubo, Campus Ciudad Empresarial (Avda. Santa Clara,  N° 797,  Huechuraba).

 

RESUMEN / ABSTRACT 

This paper analyzes the impact of longer school schedules on children’s 2nd grade reading comprehension 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 0.14 standard deviations in reading comprehension. Effects are heterogeneous, with greater benefits among children attending public (municipal) and urban schools, and among girls. We also find that the benefits of longer school days accumulate over time.

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