School management and sexual behavior of teenagers

This paper asks whether school based management may help reducing risky sexual behavior of teenagers. For this purpose we use student level data from Bogot´a to identify students from Concession School (CS), who are enrolled in public education system with a more school management autonomy at schoo...

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Autores Principales: Atencio-De Leon, Andrea, Cortes, Darwin, Gallego, Juan M., Maldonado, Dario
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Lenguaje:Español (Spanish)
Publicado: Universidad del Rosario 2015
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spelling ir-10336-107972019-09-19T12:37:01Z School management and sexual behavior of teenagers Atencio-De Leon, Andrea Cortes, Darwin Gallego, Juan M. Maldonado, Dario Cultura & instituciones Juventud::Conducta Sexual Educación sexual para jóvenes Administración educativa Concesiones (Colegios)::Bogotá́ (Colombia) Sexual behavior School management Concession schools -- Bogotá (Colombia) This paper asks whether school based management may help reducing risky sexual behavior of teenagers. For this purpose we use student level data from Bogot´a to identify students from Concession School (CS), who are enrolled in public education system with a more school management autonomy at school level, and to compare them with those students at the traditional public education system. We use propensity score matching methods to have a comparable sample between pupils at CS and traditional schools. Our results show that on average the behavior of students from CS do not have a sexual behavior that differs from those in traditional public schools except for boys in CS who have a lower probability of being sexual active. However, there are important differences when heterogeneity is considered. For example we find that CS where girls per boys ratio is higher have lower teenage pregnancy rates than public schools with also high girls per boys ratios. We also find that teachers’ human capital, teacher-pupil ratio or whether school offers sexual education are also related to statistically significant differences between CS and traditional public schools. 2015-01 2015-09-16T13:49:40Z info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion http://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/10797 Universidad del Rosario, Facultad de Economía spa info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess application/pdf Universidad del Rosario Facultad de Economía instname:Universidad del Rosario reponame:Repositorio Institucional EdocUR instname:Universidad del Rosario Barrera-Osorio, Felipe (2007). The Impact of Private Provision of Public Education: Empirical Evidence from Bogot´a’s Concession Schools. c World Bank, Washington, DC. https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/7153 Berthelon, Matias E. and Diana I. Kruger (2011). Risky behavior among youth: Incapacitation effects of school on adolescent motherhood and crime in Chile. Journal of Public Economics, 95 (1–2), 41-53. Bonilla, Juan D. (2010). Contracting Out Public Schools for Academic Achievement: Evidence from Colombia. Mimeo Duflo, Esther, Pascaline Dupas, Michael Kremer and Samuel Sinei (2006). Education and HIV/AIDS Prevention. Background paper to the 2007 Development Report, The World Bank, Working paper 4024. Fletcher, Jason M. and Barbara Wolfe (2009). Education and Labor Market Consequences of Teenage Childbearing. The Journal of Human Resources, 44 (2), 303-325. Fletcher, Jason M. (2012). The effects of teenage childbearing on the short and long-term health behaviors of mothers. Journal of Population Economics, 25, 201-218. Oettinger, Gerald S. (1999). The Effects of Sex Education on Teen Sexual Activity and Teen Pregnancy. Journal of Political Economy, 107 (3), 606-635. Richards-Shubik, Seth O. (2012). Peer Effects in Sexual Initiation: Separating Demand and Supply Mechanisms. PIER Working Paper No. 12-015. Rubin, Donald (1980). Bias reduction using Mahalanobis-Metric Matching. Biometrics, 36 (2), 293-298
institution EdocUR - Universidad del Rosario
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language Español (Spanish)
topic Cultura & instituciones
Juventud::Conducta Sexual
Educación sexual para jóvenes
Administración educativa
Concesiones (Colegios)::Bogotá́ (Colombia)
Sexual behavior
School management
Concession schools -- Bogotá (Colombia)
spellingShingle Cultura & instituciones
Juventud::Conducta Sexual
Educación sexual para jóvenes
Administración educativa
Concesiones (Colegios)::Bogotá́ (Colombia)
Sexual behavior
School management
Concession schools -- Bogotá (Colombia)
Atencio-De Leon, Andrea
Cortes, Darwin
Gallego, Juan M.
Maldonado, Dario
School management and sexual behavior of teenagers
description This paper asks whether school based management may help reducing risky sexual behavior of teenagers. For this purpose we use student level data from Bogot´a to identify students from Concession School (CS), who are enrolled in public education system with a more school management autonomy at school level, and to compare them with those students at the traditional public education system. We use propensity score matching methods to have a comparable sample between pupils at CS and traditional schools. Our results show that on average the behavior of students from CS do not have a sexual behavior that differs from those in traditional public schools except for boys in CS who have a lower probability of being sexual active. However, there are important differences when heterogeneity is considered. For example we find that CS where girls per boys ratio is higher have lower teenage pregnancy rates than public schools with also high girls per boys ratios. We also find that teachers’ human capital, teacher-pupil ratio or whether school offers sexual education are also related to statistically significant differences between CS and traditional public schools.
format Documento de trabajo (Working Paper)
author Atencio-De Leon, Andrea
Cortes, Darwin
Gallego, Juan M.
Maldonado, Dario
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Cortes, Darwin
Gallego, Juan M.
Maldonado, Dario
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title School management and sexual behavior of teenagers
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