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Close neighbours matter: neighbourhood effects on early performance at school

Goux, Dominique and Maurin, Eric (2006) Close neighbours matter: neighbourhood effects on early performance at school. CEEDP, 68. Centre for the Economics of Education, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. ISBN 0753020157

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://cee.lse.ac.uk
Additional Information: © 2006 the authors
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
L Education > L Education (General)
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Time Allocation, Work Behavior, and Employment Determination and Creation; Human Capital; Retirement > J24 - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education > I21 - Analysis of Education
Sets: Research centres and groups > Centre for the Economics of Education (CEE)
Collections > Economists Online
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 68
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2008 10:20
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/19412/

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