MacKinnon, Mary and Minns, Chris (2009) The impact of school provision on pupil attendance: evidence from the early 20th century. Economic History Working Papers, 116/09. Department of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
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Elementary schooling in North America in the early 20th century underwent major changes with the spread of graded schools with multiple classrooms and teachers to semi-urban and rural areas. Detailed schooling records from British Columbia indicate that pupil attendance responded strongly to the introduction of additional teachers in one-room schools. The attendance impact of grading a school dominated alternatives such as employing more highly qualified teachers, or building additional schools to reduce catchment areas. Changes in the provision of schooling can account for about a quarter of the 30 percentage point increase in attendance rates between 1900 and 1930.
|Item Type:||Monograph (Working Paper)|
|Additional Information:||© 2009 Mary MacKinnon and Chris Minns|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
L Education > LA History of education
|Sets:||Departments > Economic History
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