Administrative Data and Economic Policy Evaluation
AbstractThis paper looks at the strengths and weaknesses of using administrative data for economic policy evaluation. It does this by looking at how school administrative data has been used to assess school effectiveness and the impact of month of birth on educational outcomes with varying degrees of success. It concludes that if there is some natural experiment in the way the education is delivered or an education initiative is introduced, then schoolsâ€™ administrative data offers the opportunity of answering questions of extreme policy interest in a robust way â€“ even without rich background information on the students and their families.
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Length: 9 pages
Date of creation: 09 Jul 2010
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administrative data; evaluation methods; school league tables; month of birth; natural experiment;
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- Lorraine Dearden, 2010. "Administrative Data and Economic Policy Evaluation," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 86(s1), pages 18-21, 09.
- C52 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Evaluation, Validation, and Selection
- I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General
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