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Education reform and labor market outcomes: The case of Argentina’s Ley Federal de Educación

María Laura Alzúa, Leonardo Gasparini and Francisco Haimovich ()

Journal of Applied Economics, 2015, vol. 18, 21-44

Abstract: 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 a positive impact on years of education and the probability of high school graduation. The impact on labor market outcomes —employment, hours of work and wages— was positive for the non-poor youths, but almost null for the poor.

Keywords: education; reform; Argentina; employment; wages; poverty (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I2 I3 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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