Do In-School Feeding Programs Have an Impact on Academic Performance?The Case of Public Schools in Argentina

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  • Source:
    Education Policy Analysis Archives, v21 n50 Jun 2013. 23 pp.
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Type:
    Journal Articles; Reports - Research
  • Additional Information
    • Author(s):
    • Availability:
      Full Text from ERIC Available online: https://eric.ed.gov/contentdelivery/servlet/ERICServlet?accno=EJ1015379
      Colleges of Education at Arizona State University and the University of South Florida. c/o Editor, USF EDU162, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33620-5650. Tel: 813-974-3400; Fax: 813-974-3826; Web site: http://epaa.asu.edu
    • Peer Reviewed:
      Y
    • ISSN:
      1068-2341
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Keyword:
      Argentina
    • Abstract:
      As Argentina presents problems of malnutrition, the federal in-school feeding program has become a key policy because it provides an important nutritional intervention during a relevant growth period. This paper estimates the effect of the program on academic performance--measured by standardized test scores--with a difference in difference model, which exploits the change over time in the supply of the in-school feeding program during the end of the nineties. We build an original panel using the ONEE corresponding to the years 1997, 1999 and 2000. Our findings suggest that the program has successfully targeted the most disadvantaged schools. However, only partial improvement in school performance has been found. Language test scores were the only ones to show a statistically significant improvement, with no noticeable effects reported in math scores. These results are consistent with the characteristics of the federal in-school feeding program in Argentina, which do not compensate for the nutritional deficit the children bring from their homes. This implies that having an in-school feeding program--even that reaching the most needy populations--does not necessarily address the desired goals of compensating for nutritional deficits and correlating to improved test results for students. (Contains 5 tables and 13 footnotes.)
    • Abstract:
      As Provided
    • Number of References:
      42
    • Physical Description:
      23
    • Education Level:
      Elementary Education
    • Journal Code:
      APR2018
    • Publication Date:
      2014
    • Accession Number:
      EJ1015379
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      ADROGUE, C.; ORLICKI, M. E. Do In-School Feeding Programs Have an Impact on Academic Performance?The Case of Public Schools in Argentina. Education Policy Analysis Archives, [s. l.], v. 21, n. 50, 2013. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 19 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Adrogue C, Orlicki ME. Do In-School Feeding Programs Have an Impact on Academic Performance?The Case of Public Schools in Argentina. Education Policy Analysis Archives. 2013;21(50). http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1015379&custid=s8280428. Accessed October 19, 2019.
    • APA:
      Adrogue, C., & Orlicki, M. E. (2013). Do In-School Feeding Programs Have an Impact on Academic Performance?The Case of Public Schools in Argentina. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 21(50). Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1015379&custid=s8280428
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Adrogue, Cecilia, and Maria Eugenia Orlicki. 2013. “Do In-School Feeding Programs Have an Impact on Academic Performance?The Case of Public Schools in Argentina.” Education Policy Analysis Archives 21 (50). http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1015379&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Adrogue, C. and Orlicki, M. E. (2013) ‘Do In-School Feeding Programs Have an Impact on Academic Performance?The Case of Public Schools in Argentina’, Education Policy Analysis Archives, 21(50). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1015379&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 19 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Adrogue, C & Orlicki, ME 2013, ‘Do In-School Feeding Programs Have an Impact on Academic Performance?The Case of Public Schools in Argentina’, Education Policy Analysis Archives, vol. 21, no. 50, viewed 19 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Adrogue, Cecilia, and Maria Eugenia Orlicki. “Do In-School Feeding Programs Have an Impact on Academic Performance?The Case of Public Schools in Argentina.” Education Policy Analysis Archives, vol. 21, no. 50, June 2013. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1015379&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Adrogue, Cecilia, and Maria Eugenia Orlicki. “Do In-School Feeding Programs Have an Impact on Academic Performance?The Case of Public Schools in Argentina.” Education Policy Analysis Archives 21, no. 50 (June 3, 2013). http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1015379&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Adrogue C, Orlicki ME. Do In-School Feeding Programs Have an Impact on Academic Performance?The Case of Public Schools in Argentina. Education Policy Analysis Archives [Internet]. 2013 Jun 3 [cited 2019 Oct 19];21(50). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1015379&custid=s8280428