Compensatory Education for Disadvantaged Mexican Students: An Impact Evaluation Using Propensity Score Matching

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Joseph Shapiro

World Bank - The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)

Jorge O. Moreno

Faculty of Economics, UANL

Date Written: June 2, 2004

Abstract

Shapiro and Moreno Trevino use propensity score matching to evaluate the effectiveness of CONAFE, a compensatory education program in Mexico, in improving student test scores and lowering repetition and failure rates. They find that CONAFE is most effective in improving primary school math learning and secondary school Spanish learning. Secondary education delivered by way of television to remote communities and bilingual education for indigenous students are both shown to improve student achievement. CONAFE also lowers primary school repetition and failure rates. The authors conclude that this compensatory education program can effectively improve short-term learning results for disadvantaged students, but that improvement varies by the subject of instruction and the demographics of students taught.

This paper - a product of the Human Development Sector Unit, Latin America and the Caribbean Region - is part of a larger effort in the region to evaluate the impact of social programs.

Suggested Citation

Shapiro, Joseph and Moreno Trevino, Jorge Omar, Compensatory Education for Disadvantaged Mexican Students: An Impact Evaluation Using Propensity Score Matching (June 2, 2004). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=610378

Joseph Shapiro (Contact Author)

World Bank - The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) ( email )

Washington, DC 20433
United States

Jorge Omar Moreno Trevino

Faculty of Economics, UANL ( email )

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Monterrey, 64930
Mexico
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