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Full-time Education Program and School Performance in Sao Paulo


  • Yuri Passuelo
  • Veneziano C. Araujo
  • Eloiza R. F. de Almeida
  • Solange Goncalves


The full-time school programs have been one of the main public policies used by the different Brazilian administrative spheres in an attempt to improve educational outcome. This work evaluates the effect of the full-time school program PEI in the public schools of the state of São Paulo, for the Portuguese and mathematics exams of the Prova Brazil exam between the years 2013 and 2017, for students of the last year of elementary and junior high school, through Average Treatment Effect on Treated and Propensity Score Matching. The main results indicate that the program obtain, on average, higher levels of proficiency both in Portuguese and in Mathematics both in the 5th and 9th years of elementary school. In addition, greater proficiency levels are observed in Mathematics than in Portuguese.

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  • Yuri Passuelo & Veneziano C. Araujo & Eloiza R. F. de Almeida & Solange Goncalves, 2023. "Full-time Education Program and School Performance in Sao Paulo," Working Papers, Department of Economics 2023_15, University of São Paulo (FEA-USP), revised 11 Jan 2024.
  • Handle: RePEc:spa:wpaper:2023wpecon15

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    Full-time school; public policy; Prova Brasil exam; propensity score matching;
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    • I28 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Government Policy
    • H52 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Education
    • C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models

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