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Gómez Aliaga, Guillermo Alejandro
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Documento de Trabajo [03/17]
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This paper analyzes educational inequalities in basic education considering educational backwardness as individual achievement in the learning process in Bolivia. We make special emphasis on the effect of the type of school, whether public or private, to establish the degree of a gap that differentiates education in Bolivia. Considering the 2006-2014 period, initially it is identify what factors influence a child to enroll in a particular type of education, finding that the household income is the most important factor. Second, the Equality of Opportunities scheme is adopted, identifying a set of socioeconomic characteristics of the child's house (circumstances), that together with type of education, can influence the child gets lag. Thus, characteristics such as the socioeconomic background of the family are important source of inequality of educational opportunities, which interact with the effect of the type of school, proving a relative advantage of the private school over the public, showing that educational opportunities are not the same for all children.
Educational Inequalities
Equality of Opportunities
Public and Private School
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Working Paper
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