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New Evidence on Class Size Effects: A Pupil Fixed Effects Approach.

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The impact of class size on student achievement remains a thorny question for educational decision makers. Meta-analyses of empirical studies emphasise the absence of class-size effects but detractors have argued against such pessimistic conclusions because many of the underlying studies have not paid attention to the endogeneity of class-size. This paper uses a stringent method to address the endogeneity problem using TIMSS data on 45 countries. We measure the class size effect by relating t...

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Nadir Altinok More by this author
Geeta Kingdon More by this author
Volume:
WPS/2009-16
Series:
CSAE Working Paper Series
Publication date:
2009
URN:
uuid:22a60b44-12a9-4ad7-84fe-273ccd0826b6
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:14244
Language:
English

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