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Graduate Student Research Funding | 2017 - 2018 Academic Year

School Dropout and Juvenile Crime in Latin America: Evidence from Brazil

This research aims to analyze whether student dropout affects crime initiation. It proposes to use administrative data set from a state in Brazil where the crime rates among adolescents are extremely high. Based on previous literature, Rosa proposes to identify these effects using cut-off dates for elementary school enrollment. Following this approach, he first shows that enter later in school affects dropout likelihood. Next, he proposes to connect data from crime and education departments to analyze whether early dropout affects crime.

Leonardo Rosa, School of Education

Leonardo Rosa

Leonardo Rosa is a doctoral student in the economics of education at Stanford University. He holds an MA in economics from University of Sao Paulo. Leonardo’s research interests include policy evaluation, human capital, development economics, and economics of education.

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