Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/93266
Authors: 
Bet, German
Cristia, Julián P.
Ibarrarán, Pablo
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper 7954
Abstract: 
This paper analyzes the effects of increased shared computer access in secondary schools in Peru. Administrative data are used to identify, through propensity-score matching, two groups of schools with similar observable educational inputs but different intensity in computer access. Extensive primary data collected from the 202 matched schools are used to determine whether increased shared computer access at schools affects digital skills and academic achievement. Results suggest that small increases in shared computer access, one more computer per 40 students, can produce large increases in digital skills (0.3 standard deviations). No effects are found on test scores in Math and Language.
Subjects: 
technology
education
digital skills
impact evaluation
JEL: 
I21
I28
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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