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Are Young People's Educational Outcomes Linked to their Sense of Control?

This paper analyzes the link between young people's sense (locus) of control over their lives and their investments in education. We find that young people with a more internal locus of control have a higher probability of finishing secondary school and, conditional on completion, meeting the...

Efficiency of Public Education in a Multiproduct Context: The Case of Colombian Municipalities

This paper estimates the local efficiency of the public provision of education in Colombia between 2007 and 2014. The empirical analysis relies on a multiproduct function that assesses public performance considering two types of education products: quality and enrolment. Results for Colombian...

Migrant Remittances, Human Capital Formation and Job Creation Externalities in Colombia

In this paper we model the effect of migrant remittances on job creation and human capital formation, given migration prospects. Model calibration of deep parameters was performed with data from the AMCO survey on migration and remittances. The simulations based on the model show that...

Risky Health Behaviors: Evidence for an Emerging Economy

This  paper  uses  the  Colombian  National  Health  Survey  to  analyze  the relationship between education and risky health behaviors, namely smoking, heavy drinking, being obese, and unsafe sexual behavior, by estimating the education gradient using Logit models. We also provide evidence on...

The Returns from Training in Colombia: Evidence from a Longitudinal Survey

 

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