Lexical-Semantic Knowledge in Mandarin-English and Spanish-English Bilingual Children: A Comparative Study
Miguel Urquiola

About the research


NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship

Award Year



Columbia University

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In 1981, Chile began funding public and private schools with equivalent per-student subsidies or “vouchers.” This created a dynamic educational market: more than a thousand new private, often for-profit schools opened, and the private enrollment rate increased from about 20 to 40 percent within a decade. This project addresses three questions regarding Chile’s educational market: 1) Why do private schools choose to locate in some local markets, but not in others? 2) What effect does private school entry have on the sorting of students across public and private schools within local markets? 3) What effect does private school entry have on the net outcomes of students within local markets?
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