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Collateral Damage: The Impact of Work Stoppages on Student Performance in Ontario


  • David Johnson

    (Wilfrid Laurier University)


This study concludes that (i) stoppages can be shown to have a strong negative impact on student learning outcomes in Grade 6; the overall impact of stoppages on Grade 3 pupils appears to be much smaller, perhaps zero, although there is a noticeable, negative effect on achievement in mathematics; and, work stoppages have much greater adverse effects on students in both Grade 3 and Grade 6 in schools where more students come from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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  • David Johnson, 2009. "Collateral Damage: The Impact of Work Stoppages on Student Performance in Ontario," e-briefs 74, C.D. Howe Institute.
  • Handle: RePEc:cdh:ebrief:74

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    1. Stephen P. Holland & Jonathan E. Hughes & Christopher R. Knittel, 2009. "Greenhouse Gas Reductions under Low Carbon Fuel Standards?," American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, American Economic Association, vol. 1(1), pages 106-146, February.
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    elementary teacher strikes or lockouts; education; work stoppages;

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    • H75 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Government: Health, Education, and Welfare
    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education

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