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The causal effect of class size on scholastic achievement: distinguishing the pure class size effect from the effect of changes in class composition

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  • Jesse Levin
  • Hessel Oosterbeek

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  • Simone Dobbelsteen & Jesse Levin & Hessel Oosterbeek, 2002. "The causal effect of class size on scholastic achievement: distinguishing the pure class size effect from the effect of changes in class composition," Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Department of Economics, University of Oxford, vol. 64(1), pages 17-38, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:obuest:v:64:y:2002:i:1:p:17-38
    DOI: 10.1111/1468-0084.00003
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