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Credit for Low-Income Students and Access to and Academic Performance in Higher Education in Colombia: A Regression Discontinuity Approach
Abstract

This study evaluates the impact of a national level subsidized loan program, ACCES, on a number of higher education outcomes (i.e., increase in enrollment rates, decrease in dropout rates, and increase in academic performance) of low-income students in Colombia. We use national level data along with a regression discontinuity design to estimate the impact of the program. The results confirm that the program was effective in terms of increasing the potential number of low-income students at the margin who would have enrolled in college, decreasing the number of students who dropped out, and increasing their academic outcomes.

Autores:
Tatiana Melguizo, Fabio Sánchez y Tatiana Velasco
Palabras clave:
Higher Education, Credit, Access, Academic Performance, ACCES
Archivo:
Año:
2015
Mes:
Abril
Número:
18