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dc.coverage.spatialMedellín de: Lat: 06 15 00 N degrees minutes Lat: 6.2500 decimal degrees Long: 075 36 00 W degrees minutes Long: -75.6000 decimal degreeseng
dc.date.available2016-08-08T14:13:40Z
dc.date.issued2016-06-19
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10784/9015
dc.descriptionLatin American students consistently score low on international tests of cognitive skills. In the PISA 2012 results, students in seven Latin American countries had an average score of 395, or about 100 points lower than the average score of 497 in four Scandinavian countries. We examine why Latin American scores are lower and conclude that 50 points are explained by Latin American families’ lower average educational and socioeconomic characteristics, 25 points are explained by Latin America’s weak cultural orientation toward reading books, and the remaining 25 points are explained by the lower effectiveness of educational systems in teaching cognitive skills.spa
dc.language.isoengspa
dc.publisherUniversidad EAFITspa
dc.titleLow Test Scores in Latin America: Poor Schools, Poor Families, or Something Else?spa
dc.typeworkingPaperspa
dc.rights.accessrightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessspa
dc.publisher.departmentEscuela de Economía y Finanzasspa
dc.type.localDocumento de trabajo de investigaciónspa
dc.subject.keywordLatin America; test scores; PISA; books; school qualityspa
dc.rights.localAcceso abiertospa
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-08T14:13:40Z
dc.type.hasVersiondraftspa
dc.contributor.authorBreton, Theodore R.
dc.contributor.authorCanavire-Bacarreza, Gustavo


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