Social stratification and out-of-school learning
AbstractTo study effects of out-of-school learning we use data on boarding home pupils who attended elementary public schools in the 1940’s. The out-of-school environment at the boarding homes could be considered being more learner friendly than the home environment on average: the pupils at the boarding homes had daily scheduled time for doing their homework under assistance of a junior school teacher and, in addition, they had access to a small library. The placement at boarding homes was based on the distance to the nearest school and had, thus, no direct connection to pupils’ skills which simplifies the empirical analysis based on register data. We find that the more learning friendly environment equalize skills at school leaving age. The effect is larger for kids with low initial ability.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by IFAU - Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy in its series Working Paper Series with number 2009:17.
Length: 40 pages
Date of creation: 10 Aug 2009
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Publication status: Forthcoming as Andersson, Christian and Per Johansson, 'Social stratification and out-of-school learning' in Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society), 2012.
Pedagogic personal; homework; early interventions;
Other versions of this item:
- I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General
- N34 - Economic History - - Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Welfare, Income, Wealth, Religion, and Philanthropy - - - Europe: 1913-
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- NEP-ALL-2009-08-30 (All new papers)
- NEP-EDU-2009-08-30 (Education)
- NEP-HRM-2009-08-30 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-LAB-2009-08-30 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-MIC-2009-08-30 (Microeconomics)
- NEP-URE-2009-08-30 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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