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
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)
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Journal Article: Education Reform and Labor Market Outcomes: The Case of Argentina's Ley Federal De Educación (2015)
Working Paper: Educational Reform and Labor Market Outcomes: the Case of Argentina's Ley Federal de Educacion (2011)
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