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dc.contributor.authorAttanasio, Orazioen_US
dc.contributor.authorMeghir, Costasen_US
dc.contributor.authorSantiago, Anaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-01en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-04T09:19:49Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-04T09:19:49Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/47515-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper we use an economic model to analyse data from a major social experiment, namely PROGRESA in Mexico, and to evaluate its impact on school participation. In the process we also show the usefulness of using experimental data to estimate a structural economic model. The evaluation sample includes data from villages where the program was implemented and where it was not. The allocation was randomised for evaluation purposes. We estimate a structural model of education choices and argue that without such a framework it is impossible to evaluate the effect of the program and, especially, possible changes to its structure. We also argue that the randomized component of the data allows us to identify a more flexible model that is better suited to evaluate the program. We find that the program has a positive effect on the enrollment of children, especially after primary school; this result is well replicated by the parsimonious structural model. We also find that a revenue neutral change in the program that would increase the grant for secondary school children while eliminating for the primary school children would have a substantially larger effect on enrollment of the latter, while having minor effects on the former.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherInst. for Fiscal Studies Londonen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIFS working papers 10,14en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwBildungswesenen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsinvestitionen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsertragen_US
dc.subject.stwTesten_US
dc.subject.stwMexikoen_US
dc.titleEducation choices in Mexico: Using a structural model and a randomized experiment to evaluate Progresaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn635396335en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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