Can Provision of Free School Uniforms harm Attendance? Evidence from Ecuador

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Diana Hidalgo; Mercedes Onofa; Hessel Oosterbeek; Juan Ponce;
  • Publisher: Tinbergen Institute Amsterdam and Rotterdam
  • Subject: sunk-cost effect | school attendance | H52 | Bildungschancen | I22 | Uniforms | class eco B | I38 | O15 | Uniforms, school attendance, sunk-cost effect, Ecuador | Kinderbekleidung | Allgemeinbildende Schule | Soziale Ungleichheit | Ecuador
    • jel: jel:H52 | jel:O15 | jel:I22 | jel:I38
      ddc: ddc:330

This discussion paper resulted in an article in the Journal of Development Economics (2013). Volume 103, pages 43-51. To raise school attendance, many programs in developing countries eliminate orreduce private contributions to education. This paper documents an uninten... View more
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