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ERIC Number: ED530925
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISBN: ISBN-0-7530-2015-7
ISSN: ISSN-2045-6557
Close Neighbours Matter: Neighbourhood Effects on Early Performance at School. CEE DP 68
Goux, Dominique; Maurin, Eric
Centre for the Economics of Education (NJ1)
Children's outcomes are strongly correlated with those of their neighbours. The extent to which this is causal is the subject of an extensive literature. An identification problem exists because people with similar characteristics are observed to live in close proximity. Another major difficulty is that neighbourhoods measured in available data are often considerably larger than those which matter for outcomes (i.e. close neighbours). Several institutional features of France enable us to address these problems. We find that an adolescent's performance at the end of junior high-school are strongly influenced by the performance of other adolescents in the neighbourhood. (Contains 14 tables, 17 footnotes, and a technical appendix.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: London School of Economics & Political Science, Centre for the Economics of Education
Identifiers - Location: France