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Faith primary schools: better schools or better pupils?

Gibbons, Stephen ORCID: 0000-0002-2871-8562 and Silva, Olmo (2011) Faith primary schools: better schools or better pupils? Journal of Labor Economics, 29 (3). pp. 589-635. ISSN 0734-306X

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Identification Number: 10.1086/659344


We estimate the causal effect of attending a state Faith school on primary education achievement in England using administrative student-level data and implementing various strategies to control for students' selection into Faith schooling. Our regressions control for fixed effects in prior achievement and residential postcode to compare pupils who are close residential neighbors and have identical observable ability. We also use information on future school choices to control for preferences for Faith schooling. Results show that pupils progress faster in Faith primary schools, but all of this advantage is explained by sorting into Faith schools according to preexisting characteristics and preferences.

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Additional Information: © 2010 University of Chicago
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Spatial Economics Research Centre
Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: University Structure > Language Centre
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2010 16:01
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 01:12

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