Are We Wasting Our Children's Time by Giving Them More Homework?
AbstractFollowing an identification strategy that allows us to largely eliminate unobserved student and teacher traits, we examine the effect of homework on math, science, English and history test scores for eighth grade students in the United States. Noting that failure to control for these effects yields selection biases on the estimated effect of homework, we find that math homework has a large and statistically meaningful effect on math test scores throughout our sample. However, additional homework in science, English and history are shown to have little to no impact on their respective test scores.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 5547.
Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2011
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Publication status: published in: Economics of Education Review , 2011, 30 (5), 950-961
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- Eren, Ozkan & Henderson, Daniel J., 2011. "Are we wasting our children's time by giving them more homework?," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 30(5), pages 950-961, October.
- Ozkan Eren & Daniel J. Henderson, 2009. "Are We Wasting Our Children’s Time by Giving them More Homework?," Working Papers 0907, University of Nevada, Las Vegas , Department of Economics.
- C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Longitudinal Data; Spatial Time Series
- I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
- I28 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Government Policy
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- NEP-ALL-2011-03-12 (All new papers)
- NEP-CBE-2011-03-12 (Cognitive & Behavioural Economics)
- NEP-LAB-2011-03-12 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-URE-2011-03-12 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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