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Unpublished Paper
Giving a Second Chance: an After-School Program in a Shanty Town Interacted with Parent Type
(2013)
  • Alejandro Cid
Abstract
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.
Keywords
  • after-school,
  • education,
  • impact evaluation,
  • randomized field experiment.
Disciplines
Publication Date
January 1, 2013
Citation Information
Alejandro 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/