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Technology and child development: Evidence from the One Laptop Per Child Program [IZA Discussion Paper No. 6401] (SSRN Scholarly Paper ID 2025317)Cristia, J., Ibarraran, P., Cueto, S., … Severin, E. - 2012 - Social Science Research Network
Although many countries are aggressively implementing the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) program, there is a lack of empirical evidence on its effects. This paper presents the impact of the first large-scale randomized evaluation of the OLPC program, using data collected after 15 months of implementation in 319 primary schools in rural Peru. The results indicate that the program increased the ratio of computers per student from 0.12 to 1.18 in treatment schools. This expansion in access...
Do children benefit from internet access? Experimental evidence from PeruMalamud, O., Cueto, S., Cristia, J., & Beuermann, D. W. - 2019 - Journal of Development Economics, 138, 41–56
This paper provides experimental evidence for the impact of home internet access on a broad range of child outcomes in Peru. We compare children who were randomly chosen to receive laptops with high-speed internet access to (i) those who did not receive laptops and (ii) those who only received laptops without internet. We find that providing free internet access led to improved computer and internet proficiency relative to those without laptops and improved internet proficiency compared to...
What works to improve teacher attendance in developing countries? A systematic review (p. 125)Guerrero, G., Leon, J., Zapata, M., … Cueto, S. - 2012 - EPPI: Centre, Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London.
Previous studies have found national averages of teacher absenteeism in developing countries that range from 3 percent to 27 percent. However, within countries absenteeism is larger in poorer, more isolated schools, contributing to unequal educational opportunities. The purpose of this paper is to report on a systematic review of research on the effectiveness of interventions aimed at increasing teacher attendance in developing countries, as measured by the rate of teacher attendance....
One Laptop per Child at home: Short-term impacts from a randomized experiment in PeruBeuermann, D. W., Cristia, J., Cueto, S., … Cruz-Aguayo, Y. - 2015 - American Economic Journal. Applied Economics, 7(2), 53–80
This paper presents results from a randomized controlled trial whereby approximately 1,000 OLPC XO laptops were provided for home use to children attending primary schools in Lima, Peru. The intervention increased access and use of home computers, with some substitution away from computer use outside the home. Children randomized to receive laptops scored about 0.8 standard deviations higher in a test of XO proficiency but showed lower academic effort as reported by teachers. There were no...