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Peer Group Effects and Educational Attainment

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  • Richard Arnott
  • John Rowse

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Given the aims of an educational system, the relationship between inputs and output, a distribution of student ability, and a fixed budget, how should students and expenditures be allocated over classrooms? This paper focuses on peer effects and the determinants of whether streaming or mixing is preferable. The efficient allocation is highly sensitive to the form in which peer group effects enter. This emphasizes the need for flexible functional forms in estimating educational production functions.

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  • Richard Arnott & John Rowse, 1982. "Peer Group Effects and Educational Attainment," Working Papers 497, Queen's University, Department of Economics.
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    • L11 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
    • L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure
    • L68 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Appliances; Furniture; Other Consumer Durables

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