Do more decentralized local governments do better? an evaluation of the 2001 decentralization reform in Colombia

In this paper I evaluate the impact of the 2001 decentralization reform in Colombia. I use data from Colombia's municipalities. I look at the effect of the 2001 reform on enrolment in pre-college schools. While all municipalities received earnmarked national transfers, withthe reform some of th...

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Autor Principal: Cortes, Darwin
Formato: Documento de trabajo (Working Paper)
Lenguaje:Inglés (English)
Publicado: Universidad del Rosario 2010
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spelling ir-10336-109592019-09-19T12:37:01Z Do more decentralized local governments do better? an evaluation of the 2001 decentralization reform in Colombia Cortes, Darwin Reglamentación, control, apoyo gubernamentales Descentralización administrativa Reforma educativa::Colombia Política educativa::Colombia Matricula en educación Decentralization Education reform Quasi-experiments Colombia In this paper I evaluate the impact of the 2001 decentralization reform in Colombia. I use data from Colombia's municipalities. I look at the effect of the 2001 reform on enrolment in pre-college schools. While all municipalities received earnmarked national transfers, withthe reform some of then now have more responsabilities to provide education (deeper decen-tralization) than others. Particulary important, the reform entitle the more decentralizedmunicipalities to sign subsidy contracts with private school. Departments (the regional gov-ernments) are entitle to sign this type of contracts for the less decentralized municipalities.Since the rule for municipalities to receive more responsabilities follows and exogenous popu-lation threshold, I can implement Regression Discontinuity Design. Enrolment is measuredthrough two variables: the number of students enroled in public schools and the number of subsidized students enroled in private schools. Results sugest that more decentralized mu-nicipalities subsidize more students in private schools. The difference is significant at all thelevels of pre-college school for the period 2004-2006. In 2005, the difference accounts for20% of enrolment in private schools and 3% of population of school age. Besides, there are not significant differences among municipalities regarding enrolment in public schools. 2010-06 2015-10-05T15:06:48Z info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion http://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/10959 Universidad del Rosario, Facultad de Economía eng 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
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language Inglés (English)
topic Reglamentación, control, apoyo gubernamentales
Descentralización administrativa
Reforma educativa::Colombia
Política educativa::Colombia
Matricula en educación
Decentralization
Education reform
Quasi-experiments
Colombia
spellingShingle Reglamentación, control, apoyo gubernamentales
Descentralización administrativa
Reforma educativa::Colombia
Política educativa::Colombia
Matricula en educación
Decentralization
Education reform
Quasi-experiments
Colombia
Cortes, Darwin
Do more decentralized local governments do better? an evaluation of the 2001 decentralization reform in Colombia
description In this paper I evaluate the impact of the 2001 decentralization reform in Colombia. I use data from Colombia's municipalities. I look at the effect of the 2001 reform on enrolment in pre-college schools. While all municipalities received earnmarked national transfers, withthe reform some of then now have more responsabilities to provide education (deeper decen-tralization) than others. Particulary important, the reform entitle the more decentralizedmunicipalities to sign subsidy contracts with private school. Departments (the regional gov-ernments) are entitle to sign this type of contracts for the less decentralized municipalities.Since the rule for municipalities to receive more responsabilities follows and exogenous popu-lation threshold, I can implement Regression Discontinuity Design. Enrolment is measuredthrough two variables: the number of students enroled in public schools and the number of subsidized students enroled in private schools. Results sugest that more decentralized mu-nicipalities subsidize more students in private schools. The difference is significant at all thelevels of pre-college school for the period 2004-2006. In 2005, the difference accounts for20% of enrolment in private schools and 3% of population of school age. Besides, there are not significant differences among municipalities regarding enrolment in public schools.
format Documento de trabajo (Working Paper)
author Cortes, Darwin
author_facet Cortes, Darwin
author_sort Cortes, Darwin
title Do more decentralized local governments do better? an evaluation of the 2001 decentralization reform in Colombia
title_short Do more decentralized local governments do better? an evaluation of the 2001 decentralization reform in Colombia
title_full Do more decentralized local governments do better? an evaluation of the 2001 decentralization reform in Colombia
title_fullStr Do more decentralized local governments do better? an evaluation of the 2001 decentralization reform in Colombia
title_full_unstemmed Do more decentralized local governments do better? an evaluation of the 2001 decentralization reform in Colombia
title_sort do more decentralized local governments do better? an evaluation of the 2001 decentralization reform in colombia
publisher Universidad del Rosario
publishDate 2010
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