Working Paper

Do Information Technologies Improve Teenagers' Sexual Education? Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in Colombia

Show simple item record

collection.link.5
https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
collection.name.5
Policy Research Working Papers
dc.contributor.author
Chong, Alberto
dc.contributor.author
Gonzalez-Navarro, Marco
dc.contributor.author
Karlan, Dean
dc.contributor.author
Valdivia, Martin
dc.date.accessioned
2019-04-18T20:56:00Z
dc.date.available
2019-04-18T20:56:00Z
dc.date.issued
2019-04
dc.description.abstract
This study reports results from a randomized evaluation of a mandatory six-month Internet-based sexual education course implemented across public junior high schools in 21 Colombian cities. Six months after finishing the course, the study finds a 0.4 standard deviation improvement in knowledge, a 0.2 standard deviation improvement in attitudes, and a 55 percent increase in the likelihood of redeeming vouchers for condoms as a result of taking the course. The data provide no evidence of spillovers to control classrooms within treatment schools, and it finds that treatment effects are enhanced when a larger share of a student's friends also takes the course. The low cost of the online course along with the effectiveness the study documents suggests this technology is a viable alternative for improving sexual education in middle-income countries.
en
dc.identifier
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/936401555505751901/Do-Information-Technologies-Improve-Teenagers-Sexual-Education-Evidence-from-a-Randomized-Evaluation-in-Colombia
dc.identifier.uri
http://hdl.handle.net/10986/31563
dc.language
English
dc.publisher
World Bank, Washington, DC
dc.relation.ispartofseries
Policy Research Working Paper;No. 8821
dc.rights
CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder
World Bank
dc.rights.uri
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
dc.subject
SEX EDUCATION
dc.subject
TEENAGE PREGNANCY
dc.title
Do Information Technologies Improve Teenagers' Sexual Education? Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in Colombia
en
dc.type
Working Paper
en
okr.date.disclosure
2019-04-17
okr.doctype
Publications & Research
okr.doctype
Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
okr.docurl
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/936401555505751901/Do-Information-Technologies-Improve-Teenagers-Sexual-Education-Evidence-from-a-Randomized-Evaluation-in-Colombia
okr.googlescholar.linkpresent
yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/1813-9450-8821
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum
090224b086bb5e2b_1_0
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum
30990271
okr.identifier.report
WPS8821
okr.imported
true
en
okr.language.supported
en
okr.pdfurl
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/936401555505751901/pdf/Do-Information-Technologies-Improve-Teenagers-Sexual-Education-Evidence-from-a-Randomized-Evaluation-in-Colombia.pdf
en
okr.region.administrative
Latin America & Caribbean
okr.region.country
Colombia
okr.topic
Health, Nutrition and Population :: Health Project Design and Implementation
okr.topic
Health, Nutrition and Population :: Reproductive Health
okr.topic
Information and Communication Technologies :: Information Technology
okr.unit
Strategy and Operations Team, Development Economics Vice Presidency

Show simple item record



This item appears in the following Collection(s)