Long-run effects of lengthening the school day on students’academic achievement : a longitudinal study of full day school reform in Chile"
Contreras Guajardo, Dante,
Riveros Godoy, Ignacio
TESIS PARA OPTAR AL GRADO DE MAGISTER EN ANÁLISIS ECONÓMICO
This paper studies the effects of a large and gradual increase in the Chilean school
day over students ’academic achievement. I exploit a gradual and exogenous variation
produced by the reform with ani nnovative measure of exposure to longer school day
treatment. Using longitudinal data at individual level and a fixed-effect strategy,I
find no relevant effect of the reformon the students’ standardized test scores in the
long rung Also,this paper found heterogeneous response to additional instructional
time by gender, type of school and geographic zone. Finally, these results are robust
to the inclusion of several covariates and insensible to the cohort election.