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Características del plantel y calidad de la educación en Bogotá


  • Jorge Hugo Barrientos Marín



This paper studies the effects of school attributes on test scores in the city of Bogotá. The paper shows, first, that both teacher-pupil ratios and teacher education are positively correlated with higher test scores, and, next, that these associations are circumscribed to private schools. In public schools, neither teacher-pupil ratios nor teacher education are associated with higher test scores. Taken together, these results suggest that the effect of school attributes upon test scores (and education quality, in general) is mediated through the incentive structure that regulate the interactions among students, parents, school administrators, and teachers.

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  • Jorge Hugo Barrientos Marín, 2001. "Características del plantel y calidad de la educación en Bogotá," Grupo Microeconomía Aplicada 022, Universidad de Antioquia, Departamento de Economía.
  • Handle: RePEc:lde:grupom:022

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    1. Mauricio García Villegas & Laura Quiroz López, 2011. "Apartheid educativo. Educación, desigualdad e inmovilidad social en Bogotá," Revista de Economía Institucional, Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía, vol. 13(25), pages 137-162, July-Dece.
    2. Paul Rodríguez-Lesmes & José D. Trujillo & Daniel Valderrama, 2015. "Are Public Libraries Improving Quality of Education? When the Provision of Public Goods is not Enough," REVISTA DESARROLLO Y SOCIEDAD, UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES-CEDE, December.
    3. Barrera-Osorio, Felipe, 2007. "The impact of private provision of public education : empirical evidence from Bogota's concession schools," Policy Research Working Paper Series 4121, The World Bank.
    4. Paul Rodríguez Lesmes & José Trujillo & Daniel Valderrama, 2013. "Más allá de la infraestructura: el impacto de las bibliotecas públicas en la calidad de la educación," DOCUMENTOS DE TRABAJO 010499, UNIVERSIDAD DEL ROSARIO.
    5. Felipe Barrera Osorio & Alejandro Gaviria Uribe, 2003. "Efficiency of colombian schools," INFORMES DE INVESTIGACIÓN 002436, FEDESARROLLO.

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    JEL classification:

    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General
    • I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General


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