09 Jul Transit, academic achievement and equalisation: evidence from a subway expansion
|Transit, academic achievement and equalisation: evidence from a subway expansion
|Kenzo Asahi, Ignacia Pinto
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|Journal of Economic Geography
We identify and quantify the impact of subways on equalising academic achievement in an urban school choice setting. Specifically, we study the short- and medium-term effects of a massive subway network expansion in Chile on the academic achievement gap between low- and high-performing students. Estimates are derived using fixed-effects models. Closer proximity to the subway network is associated with the equalisation of academic achievements. In the medium-term (3 years after the opening of the subway stations), the gap between low- and high-achievers decreased by 5% of a standard deviation.
|Kenzo Asahi firstname.lastname@example.org