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Replication data for: Technology and Child Development: Evidence from the One Laptop per Child Program

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Cristia, Julian
  • Ibarrarán, Pablo
  • Cueto, Santiago
  • Santiago, Ana
  • Severín, Eugenio
Publication Date
2017-07-01
Description
  • Abstract

    This paper presents results from a large-scale randomized evaluation of the One Laptop per Child program, using data collected after 15 months of implementation in 318 primary schools in rural Peru. The program increased the ratio of computers per student from 0.12 to 1.18 in treatment schools. This expansion in access translated into substantial increases in use of computers both at school and at home. No evidence is found of effects on test scores in math and language. There is some evidence, though inconclusive, about positive effects on general cognitive skills.
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.20150385 (Text)
Publications
  • Cristia, Julian, Pablo Ibarrarán, Santiago Cueto, Ana Santiago, and Eugenio Severín. “Technology and Child Development: Evidence from the One Laptop per Child Program.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 9, no. 3 (July 2017): 295–320. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.20150385.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.20150385 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Cristia, Julian; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Cueto, Santiago; Santiago, Ana; Severín, Eugenio (2017): Replication data for: Technology and Child Development: Evidence from the One Laptop per Child Program. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113657V1