Seminarios académicos y conferencias
"Transit, Academic Achievement, and School Adaptation: Evidence from a Subway Expansion".
24 Octubre 2018 - 15:30 hrs.
Sala de postgrados, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Administrativas UC
Abstract: This investigation identifies and quantifies the short and long-term effects of a large transit expansion in Chile on academic achievement. Estimates are derived using instrumental variables and fixed effects models. In the short term, substantially closer proximity to the subway network is associated with lower test scores (11 percentage points of one standard deviation) in high school. Two mechanisms underlying this effect are an increase in both school turnover and the student/teacher ratio. In the long term, schools adapt to the increase in demand by increasing sections. This implies a fadeout on the impact of transit on academic achievement.