Educational Reform and Labor Market Outcomes: The Case of Argentina's Ley Federal de Educacion
PEP Working Paper No. 2011-21
23 Pages Posted: 21 Dec 2011 Last revised: 16 Jul 2018
Date Written: December 20, 2011
In the nineties Argentina implemented a large education reform (Ley Federal de Educación – LFE) that mainly implied the extension of compulsory education in two additional years. The timing in the implementation substantially varied across provinces, providing a source of identification for unraveling the causal effect of the reform. The estimations from difference-in-difference models suggest that the LFE had an overall positive although mild impact on education and labor outcomes. The impact on the income-deprived youths was small for education outcomes and null for labor outcomes.
Keywords: education, reform, labor market, wages, employment, Argentina
JEL Classification: I2, I3
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