Quality Of Schooling And Quality Of Schools For Indigenous Students In Guatemala, Mexico, And Peru [book]

Martha Hernandez-Zavala, Harry Anthony Patrinos, Chris Sakellariou, Joseph Shapiro
2006 Policy Research Working Papers  
A substantial gap in test scores exists between indigenous and non-indigenous students in Latin America. Using test score data for 3 rd and 4 th year primary school pupils in Guatemala and Peru and 5 th grade pupils in Mexico, we assess the magnitude of the indigenous/non-indigenous test score gap and identify the main family and school inputs contributing to the gap. A decomposition of the gap into its constituent components suggests that the proportion that is explained by family and school
more » ... aracteristics is between 41 and 75 percent of the overall testscore gap. Furthermore, family variables contribute more than school variables to the overall explained component. JEL codes: J15, I20
doi:10.1596/1813-9450-3982 fatcat:fkyyncrboreexcbufcy5xtqyvm