Estimating the Medium-Term Impact of a Scholarship Program Using Standardized Test Data

  •  Marlene Saint Martin    
  •  Miguel Szekely Pardo    


In 2006, the BBVA Foundation in Mexico designed a scholarship and mentoring program that targeted vulnerable lower secondary education students in municipalities with high-intensity migration rates. We follow applicants who started lower secondary education in 2009 to estimate the impact of the Program on the probability of graduating from the next level of education. We use the records of a standardized test undertaken by all students in Mexico to identify applicants who were still enrolled three years after the Program. Our results show the Program had a positive and significant effect on upper secondary completion.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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