The impact of going to school at night on teenage risky behavior

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dc.description.abstract We study the relationship between attending high school at night and the probability of engaging in risky behavior, such as having unsafe sex or consuming substances. To address potential endogeneity concerns we take advantage of a random assignment of high school students to daytime and night shifts in the city of Buenos Aires. Using an original survey on students attending their last year of high school, we find that girls attending high school in the evening start having sex at an earlier age and present a higher probability of getting an abortion. We find no significant differences for substance use. Our experimental approach suggests that the link between high school shift and risky behavior is causal. Results hold when we use an alternative sample of alumni. en
dc.title The impact of going to school at night on teenage risky behavior en
dc.contributor.author Reynoso, Ana
dc.contributor.author Rossi, Martín A.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-15T01:03:09Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-15T01:03:09Z
dc.date.issued 2015-10-15
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/53064
lacea.language.supported en
dc.description Working paper
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Night School
dc.subject Teenage Risky Behavior
dc.subject Education
dc.type Working Paper

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