Equality of educational opportunities in Colombia: A metropolitan area comparison

Citation data:

UNIVERSIDAD DEL ROSARIO, DOCUMENTOS DE TRABAJO, No: 011040

Publication Year:
2014
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Repository URL:
http://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/10975
RePec URLs:
https://ideas.repec.org/p/col/000092/011040.html
Author(s):
Gamboa Niño, Luis Fernando; Londoño, Erika
Publisher(s):
Facultad de Economía; Universidad del Rosario
Tags:
370.19; Educación; Igualdad social; Rendimiento académico::Aspectos Sociales; Sociología de la educación; Inequality of Opportunities; Education; Colombia; Inequality�of�Opportunities, �Education, �Colombia; Rendimiento académico - Aspectos sociales; sociología de la educación
paper description
Abstract: This� document� aims� to� provide� evidence� about� the� existence� of� different�patterns�in�equality�of�opportunities�in�academic�achievement�during�the�last� fifteen�years�in�Colombia.�The�outcomes�selected�for�measuring�inequality�are�the�scores�obtained�on�SABER�11�in�math�as�well�as�reading.�It�is�found�that� inequality�has�grown�around�11%�in�the�country,�and�that�this�trend�is�common�for�all�the�metropolitan�areas�included�in�the�analysis.�Most�of�the�increase� found�comes�from�factors�related�to�the�school�market.�The�fraction�of�unfair�inequality,� conditional� to� the� circumstances� included� in� the� definition� of� �types�,�is�higher�than�20%�of�gross�inequality�in�2012.