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Evaluación de la gestión privada del servicio público educativo en Medellín


  • Jorge Barrientos

    () (Universidad de Antioquia)

  • Paul Rios Gallego

    () (Universidad de Antioquia)


in 2002 the local government of Medellin started a program for school-age children who were not covered by the educational public system. The program, called Concession Schools, was designed to provide private educational management by means of public resources where public supply was reduced. In this paper we are interested in investigating the impact of this program on academic performance, dropout, and pass rates. To this aim we match individuals at concession schools with those at public ones by computing the probability of attending concession institutions. In spite of the good reputation for Concession Programs, we found that students at concession schools had a lower performance than their peers at public schools, as well as higher dropout and lower pass rates

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  • Jorge Barrientos & Paul Rios Gallego, 2007. "Evaluación de la gestión privada del servicio público educativo en Medellín," Lecturas de Economía, Universidad de Antioquia, Departamento de Economía, issue 66, pages 147-172, Enero-Jun.
  • Handle: RePEc:lde:journl:y:2007:i:66:p:147-172

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    concession; matching counterfactual; treatment and control groups; propensity score.;

    JEL classification:

    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models
    • I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General


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