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Composition sociale du voisinage et échec scolaire. Une évaluation sur données françaises

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  • Dominique Goux
  • Éric Maurin

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This paper provides estimates of the causal effect of neighbourhood characteristics on children’s educational outcomes. We develop several strategies in order to address the endogeneity issues. One of our strategy uses the available information on the socio-economic status of families who have just moved into a neighbourhood. Another strategy builds on the fact that – in France – the distribution of families living in public housing across neighbourhoods is under the control of administrative authorities and can be assumed exogenous. Generally speaking, our different strategies provide consistent findings. The estimated neighbourhood effects are significant and not small compared to the direct effect of parental education.

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  • Dominique Goux & Éric Maurin, 2005. "Composition sociale du voisinage et échec scolaire. Une évaluation sur données françaises," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 56(2), pages 349-361.
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    1. Jean-Michel Plassard & Nhu Tran Thi Thanh, 2009. "Liberté de choix des élèves et concurrence des établissements : un survey de l'analyse du pilotage des systèmes éducatifs par les quasi-marchés," Revue d'économie industrielle, De Boeck Université, vol. 0(2), pages 99-130.
    2. Louafi Bouzouina, 2006. "Densité résidentielle et ségrégation spatiale : le cas des aires urbaines françaises," Post-Print halshs-00175769, HAL.
    3. Louafi Bouzouina & Dominique Mignot, 2005. "Disparités de revenus à différentes échelles spatiales en France de 1985 à 2001," Post-Print halshs-00108437, HAL.

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