Robert Jensen’s study on the impact of information on the Returns of Education on the Demand for Schooling in the Dominican Republic.
Jensen’s study “The (Perceived) Returns to Education and the Demand for Schooling” is published in QJE.jensen’s paper
Initial conversations between J-PAL LAC, USAID and the Ministry of Education for replicating the study of Robert Jensen.
Fundacion Inicia from the Dominican Republic funds preliminary studies for replicating Jensen’s paper.
First diagnostic surveys and focus groups led by J-PAL affiliate James Berry are conducted in Santo Domingo.
USAID DIV funds AVE for $ 1.3 M. Baseline survey is conducted in 600 public schools.
2° year of Implementation: videos are shown in 1,600 public schools. Endline survey and in Depth survey are conducted.
Preliminary results indicate that students exposed to videos score higher in tests and are less likely to drop out.academic paper
The Minsitry of Eduaction announces the scale up of AVE.
Almost 1,000,000 students will be exposed to the videos.