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The Impact of a One Laptop per Child Program on Learning: Evidence from Uruguay (No. 8489; IZA Discussion Papers, p. 17)De Melo, G., Machado, A., & Miranda, A. - 2014 - Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)
We present evidence on the impact on students' math and reading scores of one of the largest deployments of an OLPC program and the only one implemented at a national scale: Plan Ceibal in Uruguay. Unlike previous work in the field, we have unique data that allow us to know the exact date of laptop delivery for every student in the sample. This gives us the ability to use a continuous treatment, where days of exposure are used as a treatment intensity measure. We use a panel data framework...