Class-Size Effects on Adolescents’ Mental Health and Well-Being in Swedish School
AbstractThis paper analyzes whether class size has an effect on the prevalence of mental health problems and well-being among adolescents in Swedish schools. We use cross-sectional data collected in year 2008 covering 2,755 Swedish adolescents in 9th grade from 40 schools and 159 classes. We utilize different econometric approaches to address potential between- and within-school endogeneity including school-fixed effects and regression discontinuity approaches. Our results indicate no robust effects of class size on the prevalence of mental health problems and well-being, and we cannot reject the hypothesis that class size has no effect on mental health and well-being at all.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economics, Karlstad University in its series Karlstad University Working Papers in Economics with number 9.
Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: 22 Mar 2013
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Publication status: Published as Jakobsson, Niklas, Mattias Persson and Mikael Svensson, 'Class-Size Effects on Adolescents’ Mental Health and Well-Being in Swedish School' in Education Economics, 2013, pages 248-263.
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mental health; well-being; class size; adolescents; Sweden.;
Other versions of this item:
- Niklas Jakobsson & Mattias Persson & Mikael Svensson, 2013. "Class-size effects on adolescents' mental health and well-being in Swedish schools," Education Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 21(3), pages 248-263, July.
- H75 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Government: Health, Education, and Welfare
- I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Production
- I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2013-04-06 (All new papers)
- NEP-CWA-2013-04-06 (Central & Western Asia)
- NEP-EDU-2013-04-06 (Education)
- NEP-HEA-2013-04-06 (Health Economics)
- NEP-LTV-2013-04-06 (Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty)
- NEP-URE-2013-04-06 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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