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dc.creatorCortes, Darwin
dc.descriptionIn this paper I evaluate the impact of the 2001 decentralization reform in Colombia. I use data from Colombia's municipalities. I look at the effect of the 2001 reform on enrolment in pre-college schools. While all municipalities received earnmarked national transfers, withthe reform some of then now have more responsabilities to provide education (deeper decen-tralization) than others. Particulary important, the reform entitle the more decentralizedmunicipalities to sign subsidy contracts with private school. Departments (the regional gov-ernments) are entitle to sign this type of contracts for the less decentralized municipalities.Since the rule for municipalities to receive more responsabilities follows and exogenous popu-lation threshold, I can implement Regression Discontinuity Design. Enrolment is measuredthrough two variables: the number of students enroled in public schools and the number of subsidized students enroled in private schools. Results sugest that more decentralized mu-nicipalities subsidize more students in private schools. The difference is significant at all thelevels of pre-college school for the period 2004-2006. In 2005, the difference accounts for20% of enrolment in private schools and 3% of population of school age. Besides, there are not significant differences among municipalities regarding enrolment in public schools.
dc.format.extent43 páginas
dc.format.mediumRecurso electrónico
dc.relation.ispartofSerie Documentos de trabajo ; No. 84
dc.sourceinstname:Universidad del Rosario
dc.sourcereponame:Repositorio Institucional EdocUR
dc.sourceinstname:Universidad del Rosario
dc.subject.ddcReglamentación, control, apoyo gubernamentales 
dc.subject.lembDescentralización administrativa
dc.subject.lembReforma educativa::Colombia
dc.subject.lembPolítica educativa::Colombia
dc.subject.lembMatricula en educación
dc.titleDo more decentralized local governments do better? an evaluation of the 2001 decentralization reform in Colombia
dc.publisherUniversidad del Rosario
dc.publisher.departmentFacultad de Economía
dc.identifier.editorialUniversidad del Rosario, Facultad de Economía
dc.subject.keywordEducation reform
dc.type.spaDocumento de trabajo
dc.rights.accesoAbierto (Texto completo)
dc.rights.ccAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 2.5 Colombia

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