PIERI-11243 Assessing the impact of Argentina's Ley Federal de Educación on educational and labor outcomes

Abstract

In 1994 the Argentine Congress passed a law aimed at changing some important characteristics of the educational system. Chiefly among them, there was an extension of two years on compulsory education. There is a heated debate between supporters and detractors of the reform regarding the impact on educational achievements and labor performance of youths, without almost any rigorous empirical evidence. The aim of this project is to contribute to this debate shedding light on the effect of the law on some educational and labor outcomes. Our identification strategy exploits the substantial regional variation in the timing of the reform, along with panel data to control for unobserved heterogeneity.


Members

Project leader: Leonardo Gasparini

Project researchers: Mariana Viollaz | Carlos Germán Bet | Maria Laura Alzua | Mariana Marchionni | Carolina Garcia Domench


Journal publication

Authors Co-Authors Title of paper Title of Economic Review Bibliographic references
Leonardo Gasparini Mariana Viollaz, Carlos Germán Bet, Maria Laura Alzua, Mariana Marchionni, Carolina Garcia Domench Educational Reform and Labor Market Outcomes: the Case of Argentina's Ley Federal de Educacion Journal of Applied Economics

2015, Vol. 18, pp.21-44


Working Papers

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Educational Reform and Labor Market Outcomes: the Case of Argentina's Ley Federal de Educaciòn 2011-12-20 160.13KB 0 0

Policy Briefs

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Education Reform and Labor Market Outcomes: the Case of Argentina's Ley Federal de Educacion 2012-01-02 193.3KB 0 0

Final report

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2011-03-28 1107KB 0 0

Proposal

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2008-08-27 111.56KB 0 0

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