Full-day schooling and risky behavior: Evidence from the state of Pernambuco
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:50am
LC Conference Room
How does keeping teenagers in school for more time affect socioeconomic outcomes such as teenage pregnancy and deaths by homicides? In this research project, we evaluate how the implementation of the full-day school policy in the state of Pernambuco changed these outcomes. We take advantage of the rollout of the program in order to measure the causal impact of keeping these students for more hours in school on their risky behavior outside of class.
Raphael Bruce, Visiting Student Researcher