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Is home overcrowding a significant factor in children’s academic performance? Evidence from Latin America
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International Journal of Educational Development Volume 67, Number 1, ISSN 0738-0593 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

This study seeks to determine whether overcrowding has a significant effect on students’ academic performance, controlling for variables associated with poverty and low socioeconomic status. It uses data from the international SERCE test conducted in fifteen Latin American countries. Based on multiple specifications and robustness tests, the evidence suggests that overcrowding is a negative and statistically significant factor that even exceeds the impact of certain maternal education levels on a child’s academic performance.

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Contreras, D., Delgadillo, J. & Riveros, G. (2019). Is home overcrowding a significant factor in children’s academic performance? Evidence from Latin America. International Journal of Educational Development, 67(1), 1-17. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved June 24, 2019 from .

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Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijedudev.2019.01.006

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