Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/58891
Authors: 
Cristia, Julián P.
Ibarrarán, Pablo
Cueto, Santiago
Santiago, Ana
Severín, Eugenio
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6401
Abstract: 
Although many countries are aggressively implementing the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) program, there is a lack of empirical evidence on its effects. This paper presents the impact of the first large-scale randomized evaluation of the OLPC program, using data collected after 15 months of implementation in 319 primary schools in rural Peru. The results indicate that the program increased the ratio of computers per student from 0.12 to 1.18 in treatment schools. This expansion in access translated into substantial increases in use both at school and at home. No evidence is found of effects on enrollment and test scores in Math and Language. Some positive effects are found, however, in general cognitive skills as measured by Raven's Progressive Matrices, a verbal fluency test and a Coding test.
Subjects: 
education
technology
experiments
JEL: 
C93
I21
I28
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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