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Gortazar, Lucas; Hupkau, Claudia; Roldán, Antonio – Centre for Economic Performance, 2023
We provide evidence from a randomized controlled trial on the effectiveness of a novel, 100-percent online math tutoring program, targeted at secondary school students from highly disadvantaged neighborhoods. The intensive, eight-week-long program was delivered by qualified math teachers in groups of two students during after-school hours. The…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Learning, At Risk Students
Cuevas-Ruiz, Pilar; Borra, Cristina; Sevilla, Almudena – Centre for Economic Performance, 2023
We provide the first causal evidence of the returns to maternal educational curricula on offspring's health at birth. Educational programs that aim to deliver more general knowledge may potentially improve women's earning potential and maternal prenatal investment by increasing the portability of skills across occupations and improving women's…
Descriptors: Infants, Child Health, Neonates, Mothers
Maurer, Stephan; Schwerdt, Guido; Wiederhold, Simon – Centre for Economic Performance, 2023
We study whether female students benefit from being taught by female professors, and whether such gender match effects differ by class size. We use administrative records of a German public university, covering all programs and courses between 2006 and 2018. We find that gender match effects on student performance are sizable in smaller classes,…
Descriptors: Role Models, Females, Sex, Foreign Countries
Machin, Stephen; McNally, Sandra; Ruiz-Valenzuela, Jenifer – Centre for Economic Performance, 2023
A very small number of young people enter youth custody between age 16 and 18 (about 4 in 1000 males), yet the consequences are severe. They spend an average of 7 months in youth custody and such incarceration has been related to negative outcomes in the longer term even if they can establish themselves in the labour market. In this paper, we…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Juvenile Justice, Institutionalized Persons, Child Custody
Natalie Irmert; Jan Bietenbeck; Linn Mattisson; Felix Weinhardt – Centre for Economic Performance, 2023
We study whether autonomous schools, which are publicly funded but can operate more independently than government-run schools, affect student achievement and school segregation across 15 countries over 16 years. Our triple-differences regressions exploit between-grade variation in the share of students attending autonomous schools within a given…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Institutional Autonomy, Academic Achievement, School Segregation
Marco Bertoni; Gabriel Heller-Sahlgren; Olmo Silva – Centre for Economic Performance, 2023
We investigate the impact of attending a free school in England -- that is, a new start-up school that enjoys considerable autonomy while remaining in the state sector. We analyse the effects of two secondary free schools with different teaching philosophies: one follows a 'no excuse' paradigm, while the other one adopts a 'classical liberal',…
Descriptors: Influences, Institutional Autonomy, Secondary Schools, Free Schools
Blanden, Jo; Doepke, Matthias; Stuhler, Jan – Centre for Economic Performance, 2022
This paper provides new evidence on educational inequality and reviews the literature on the causes and consequences of unequal education. We document large achievement gaps between children from different socio-economic backgrounds, show how patterns of educational inequality vary across countries, time, and generations, and establish a link…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Socioeconomic Status, Social Mobility, Economic Factors
Briole, Simon; Gurgand, Marc; Maurin, Éric; McNally, Sandra; Ruiz-Valenzuela, Jenifer; Santín, Daniel – Centre for Economic Performance, 2022
With the rise of polarization and extremism, the question of how best to transmit civic virtues across generations is more acute than ever. In this paper, we test the hypothesis that schools can be the place for this transmission by empowering students and gathering them around concrete and democratically chosen objectives. We draw on an RCT…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Values Education, Middle School Students, Student Centered Learning
Bietenbeck, Jan; Leibing, Andreas; Marcus, Jan; Weinhardt, Felix – Centre for Economic Performance, 2022
Following a landmark court ruling in 2005, more than half of Germany's universities started charging tuition fees, which were subsequently abolished until 2015. We exploit the unusual lack of grandfathering in these policies to show that fees increase study effort and degree completion among incumbent students. However, fees also decrease…
Descriptors: Tuition, Student Costs, Educational Policy, Educational Attainment
Genakos, Christos; Kyrkopoulou, Eleni – Centre for Economic Performance, 2022
Policy makers frequently use education as a welfare policy instrument. We examine one such case, where students from large and financially constrained families, were given the opportunity to be transferred to university departments in their hometown as part of the social policy of the Ministry of Education in Greece. Multiple law changes meant…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Educational Policy, College Transfer Students, Foreign Countries
Dittmar, Jeremiah; Meisenzahl, Ralf R. – Centre for Economic Performance, 2022
We examine the role of universities in knowledge production and industrial change using historical evidence. Political shocks led to a profound pro-science shift in German universities around 1800. To study the consequences, we construct novel microdata. We find that invention and manufacturing developed similarly in cities closer to and farther…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Educational History, Foreign Countries, Scientific Attitudes
Terrier, Camille; Pathak, Parag A.; Ren, Kevin – Centre for Economic Performance, 2021
Countries and cities around the world increasingly rely on centralized systems to assign students to schools. Two algorithms, deferred acceptance (DA) and immediate acceptance (IA), are widespread. The latter is often criticized for harming disadvantaged families who fail to get access to popular schools. This paper investigates the effect of the…
Descriptors: Admission (School), Socioeconomic Status, Low Income Students, Social Differences
Valero, Anna – Centre for Economic Performance, 2021
The empirical management literature has found that the education of both managers and the workforce more generally appears to be an important driver of better management practices. This article sets out how such relationships might be conceptualised, and suggests that in a complementarities framework, modern management practices can be thought of…
Descriptors: Administration, Human Capital, Education, Correlation
Clark, Andrew E.; Cotofan, Maria; Layard, Richard – Centre for Economic Performance, 2021
Which occupations are best for wellbeing? There is a large literature on earnings differentials, but less attention has been paid to occupational differences in non-pecuniary rewards. However, information on both types of rewards is needed to understand the dispersion of wellbeing across occupations. We analyse subjective wellbeing in a large…
Descriptors: Well Being, Occupations, Foreign Countries, Income
Major, Lee Elliot; Eyles, Andrew; Machin, Stephen – Centre for Economic Performance, 2021
Empirical analysis of secondary microdata, bespoke social mobility surveys and administrative school attendance data reveal the extent of learning losses that have evolved in the four nations of the UK over the year of the pandemic. They are sizable in all four nations, with a common feature of disadvantaged pupils suffering particularly large…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Achievement Gains, Disadvantaged Youth
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