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Everybody needs good neighbours?: evidence from students' outcomes in England

Gibbons, Stephen and Silva, Olmo and Weinhardt, Felix (2013) Everybody needs good neighbours?: evidence from students' outcomes in England. The Economic Journal, 123 (571). pp. 831-874. ISSN 0013-0133

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Identification Number: 10.1111/ecoj.12025

Abstract

We use administrative data to estimate the effect of neighbourhood composition on teenagers’ educational and behavioural outcomes in England. We exploit a unique research design based on changes over time in neighbourhood composition experienced by residentially immobile students, where these changes arise purely through residential migration amongst other students in our dataset. The complete coverage of our data allows investigating heterogeneity and non-linearities in the effect of neighbourhood composition at an unprecedented level. Our results show that changes in neighbourhood composition have no effects on test scores but some effects on behavioural outcomes, which are heterogeneous for boys and girls

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(IS...
Additional Information: © 2013 The Authors
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
L Education > L Education (General)
JEL classification: C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C2 - Econometric Methods: Single Equation Models; Single Variables > C21 - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models
H - Public Economics > H7 - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations > H75 - State and Local Government: Health, Education, and Welfare
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education > I20 - General
R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R2 - Household Analysis > R23 - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Research centres and groups > Spatial Economics Research Centre
Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2012 11:02
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2014 09:29
Projects: ES/F022166/1, ES/J003867/1
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/45248

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