Giving a Second Chance: an After-School Program in a Shanty Town Interacted with Parent Type(2013)
The literature on the impact of after-school programs in shanty towns has focused on average effects, with mixed findings. A possible explanation to these inconclusive findings is that after-school programs have heterogeneous effects. Our hypothesis is that the impact of after-school programs depends on parent type. We concentrate on the impact of after-school programs on academic achievement, behavior, and grade retention at school. We employ the number of books at home as a proxy for parent type. We find that the after-school program under analysis is effective in raising children’s school achievement for those with a committed parent type.
- impact evaluation,
- randomized field experiment.
Publication DateJanuary 1, 2013
Citation InformationAlejandro Cid. "Giving a Second Chance: an After-School Program in a Shanty Town Interacted with Parent Type" (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/alejandro-cid/4/