Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/211458
Authors: 
Becker, Kalinca Lea
de Mendonça, Mário Jorge Cardoso
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
Texto para Discussão 2507
Abstract (Translated): 
This study evaluated the impact of Fies on the total time and delay in the completion of higher education of students enrolled in presential courses of private institutions, based on information of INEP from 2007 to 2017. Estimates of the Average Treatment Effect on Treated indicated that participation in Fies increased both the results analyzed, total time and delay. In the first phase of the policy, from 2000 to 2009, the increase in completion time for students who received Fies was 8.5 months. In the second phase, from 2010 to 2014, which is characterized by the loosening of the rules for the granting and payment of the loan, the increase was 2.4 years. In the case of the delay in completing the course, the result was significant only in the 2nd phase, indicating an increase of 1.8 years for the students who received the Fies. In this view, it is necessary to introduce incentive mechanisms in the student credit granting policies in order that the student completes the course in regular time.
Subjects: 
credit for education
Fies
completion time
propensity score matching
entropy
JEL: 
D22
H52
I21
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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