Estimated Impact of School Closures in Chile During 2019

Published: 19 April 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/hm9gcff8d9.1
Rodrigo Troncoso


Data and do file required to reproduce our results in the paper Estimated Impact of School Closures in Chile During 2019. We combine different sources of information published by the Ministry of Education in Chile (Mineduc) and the Education Quality Agency, which are of public access. We use the Mineduc Study Center databases from 2018 and 2019 of students from elementary and high-school levels regarding: • Monthly attendance. • Annual performance per student (GPA). • Students socioeconomic characteristics: Preferred and priority students and beneficiaries of the preferential grant (SEP). These three student-level databases use a unique identifier per student that allows us to combine them with each other. Additionally, we used databases with the 2017 and 2019 SIMCE standardized 8th grade test scores . We obtained these databases from the Education Quality Agency, which is an independent, public organization that is part of the School Education Quality Assurance System. These databases are of public access, are aggregated at the school level, and have an identifier that allows us to combine them with other databases. Finally, there is also information gathered by the Mineduc of schools that adhered to the stoppage during 2019, as well as the days of classes lost per school due to the riots of that year after October 18.


Steps to reproduce

There is a txt file explaining some features of the data and a Stata do file to reproduce our results.


Universidad del Desarrollo


Education Economics, Public Policy, Applied Economics