The differences in the Educational Achievement of Indigenous Students in Guatemalan Primary Schools


This paper analyses the differences in the academic achievement of indigenous and non-indigenous children that attend primary schools in Guatemala. A decomposition procedure suggests that a relatively small portion of the academic achievement gap is explained by the differences in the socioeconomic status of indigenous and non-indigenous families. School attributes such as monolingual education, coverage, teacher supply gap, lack of resources and school quality play an important role in explaining the academic achievement gap.

By: Daniella Arrieta

Published on January 24, 2020

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