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ERIC Number: EJ1007281
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0272-7757
Ramadan, Fasting and Educational Outcomes
Oosterbeek, Hessel; van der Klaauw, Bas
Economics of Education Review, v34 p219-226 Jun 2013
Using a difference-in-differences framework, we estimate the impact of Ramadan on educational outcomes of Muslim students living in a non-Muslim country. For identification we exploit that the number of Ramadan weeks during the course that we study, varies from year to year, ranging from zero to four. Our main finding is that Ramadan observance has a negative impact on performance; one additional Ramadan week lowers the final grade of Muslim students by almost 10% of a standard deviation. (Contains 1 figure and 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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