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The good, the bad, and the average: evidence of ability peer effects in schools

Lavy, Victor, Silva, Olmo and Weinhardt, Felix (2010) The good, the bad, and the average: evidence of ability peer effects in schools. Vox (10 Feb 2010) Other.

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Abstract

Does it matter who you went to school with? This column presents evidence from England suggesting strong peer influence among secondary school classmates. But the effects vary with gender and ability. Girls significantly benefit from more interactions with very bright peers, whereas it can impair boys – especially those with higher ability.

Item Type: Website (Other)
Official URL: http://www.voxeu.org/
Additional Information: © 2010 VoxEU.org
Library of Congress subject classification: L Education > L Education (General)
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Research centres and groups > Spatial Economics Research Centre
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2010 16:10
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/30816/

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