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dc.contributor.authorFerraz, Claudioen_US
dc.contributor.authorFinan, Frederico S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMoreira, Diana B.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-20en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-14T11:03:57Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-14T11:03:57Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/62352-
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines if money matters in education by looking at whether missing resources due to corruption affect student outcomes. We use data from the auditing of Brazil's local governments to construct objective measures of corruption involving educational block grants transferred from the central government to municipalities. Using variation in the incidence of corruption across municipalities and controlling for student, school, and municipal characteristics, we find a significant negative association between corruption and the school performance of primary school students. Students residing in municipalities where corruption in education was detected score 0.35 standard deviations less on standardized tests, and have significantly higher dropout and failure rates. Using a rich dataset of school infrastructure and teacher and principal questionnaires, we also find that school inputs such as computer labs, teaching supplies, and teacher training are reduced in the presence of corruption. Overall, our findings suggest that in environments where basic schooling resources are lacking, money does matter for student achievement.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6634en_US
dc.subject.jelD73en_US
dc.subject.jelI21en_US
dc.subject.jelH72en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordcorruptionen_US
dc.subject.keywordtest scoresen_US
dc.subject.keywordlocal governmentsen_US
dc.subject.keywordBrazilen_US
dc.subject.stwKorruptionen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsniveauen_US
dc.subject.stwKommunalverwaltungen_US
dc.subject.stwÖffentliche Bildungsausgabenen_US
dc.subject.stwFinanzausgleichen_US
dc.subject.stwBrasilienen_US
dc.titleCorrupting learning: Evidence from missing federal education funds in Brazilen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn717987531en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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