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Empowering parents to improve education : evidence from rural Mexico

Gertler, P.; Patrinos, H.; Rubio-Codina, M.; (2008) Empowering parents to improve education : evidence from rural Mexico. (World Bank Policy Research Working Papers 3935). World Bank: Washington, US.

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The authors examine a program that involves parents directly in the management of schools located in highly disadvantaged rural communities. The program, known as AGE, finances parent associations and motivates parental participation by involving them in the management of the school grants. Using a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods, we show that the AGE greatly increased the participation of parents in monitoring school performance and decision-making. Further, the authors find that AGE improved intermediate school quality indicators, namely grade failure and grade repetition, controlling for the presence of a conditional cash transfer program and other educational interventions.

Type: Working / discussion paper
Title: Empowering parents to improve education : evidence from rural Mexico
Publisher version: http://econ.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pa...
Language: English
Keywords: School-based management, impact evaluation, Mexico
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Dept of Economics
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/17494
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