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VideoJuly 9, 2020

The Long-term Impacts of School Closures

School closures due to COVID-19 have left over a billion students out of school. The potential impacts are wide-ranging. Disruptions to schooling and the resulting learning losses—from shocks to schooling and incomes, from unequal access to remedial measures such as distance learning, and from subsequent inequalities once students return to school—could be large. In this webinar on July 9, 2020, Jishnu Das (Professor, Georgetown University) and João Pedro Azevedo (Lead Economist, World Bank) presented two approaches to understand these processes and model their potential magnitude.