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The Short and Long-Run Effects of Attending The Schools that Parents Prefer

Diether W. Beuermann, C. Kirabo Jackson

NBER Working Paper No. 24920
Issued in August 2018, Revised in May 2019

---- Acknowledgments ----

We are deeply grateful to Christel Saab and Sabine Rieble-Aubourg from the Inter- American Development Bank for their support in establishing the necessary contacts to assembly the administrative datasets used in the study. We are indebted to Junior Burgess and Dionne Gill from the Barbados Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation and to Andre Blair from the Caribbean Examinations Council for allowing us to access their data, their assistance, and their generosity. We would like to thank Aubrey Browne and Trevor David from the Barbados Statistical Service as well as Juan Muñoz and Ramiro Flores Cruz from Sistemas Integrales Ltd. for allowing us to introduce the necessary questions in the 2016 Survey of Living Conditions to match it with the administrative records. Francisco Pardo, Camilo Pecha, Tatiana Zarate, and Roy Muñoz provided excellent research assistance. We thank Samuel Berlinski, Damon Clark, Julian Cristia, Ofer Malamud, Norbert Schady, Laia Navarro- Sola, and Diego Vera for helpful comments. The statements and views expressed are solely the responsibility of the authors. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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