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The Performance of Private and Public Schools in the Chilean Voucher System

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  • Claudio Sapelli

    () (Instituto de Economía)

  • Bernardita Vial

    () (Instituto de Economía)

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We estimate the average treatment effect (ATE) parameter and treatment on the treated (TT) for those students effectively choosing a private voucher school. With detailed individual data for both the school and the family of the student we are able to con

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  • Claudio Sapelli & Bernardita Vial, 2002. "The Performance of Private and Public Schools in the Chilean Voucher System," Latin American Journal of Economics-formerly Cuadernos de Economía, Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile., vol. 39(118), pages 423-454.
  • Handle: RePEc:ioe:cuadec:v:39:y:2002:i:118:p:423-454
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    Keywords

    Education system; nonparametric methods; program evaluation and vouchers;

    JEL classification:

    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • I22 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Educational Finance; Financial Aid
    • I28 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Government Policy

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