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


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  • 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.

fecha de publicación

  • 2015-04

Líneas de investigación

  • Academic Performance
  • Access
  • Credit
  • Higher Education


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