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The impact of incentivizing training on students’ outcomes

Paredes, Tatiana and Sevilla, Almudena (2024) The impact of incentivizing training on students’ outcomes. Economics of Education Review, 98. p. 102489. ISSN 0272-7757

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.econedurev.2023.102489


This paper studies the effect on students’ scores of incentivizing in-service teacher training in a system that conditions teacher promotions to in-service training take-up. In Ecuador, teachers need to pass a compulsory knowledge test with a minimum score and undergo substantial training to qualify for a promotion. We use a regression discontinuity design to identify the causal effect of incentivizing in-service teacher training on students’ scores on a standardized national university entrance exam. We find that in-service training significantly improves students’ verbal test scores by 0.19 to 0.31 standard deviations (depending on the selected comparison window).

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2023 The Author(s)
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
L Education
JEL classification: C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C1 - Econometric and Statistical Methods: General > C10 - General
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education > I20 - General
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2023 16:06
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2024 00:11

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