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Replication data for: Going to a Better School: Effects and Behavioral Responses

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Pop-Eleches, Cristian
  • Urquiola, Miguel
Publication Date
2013-06-01
Description
  • Abstract

    This paper applies a regression discontinuity design to the Romanian secondary school system, generating two findings. First, students who have access to higher achievement schools perform better in a (high stakes) graduation test. Second, the stratification of schools by quality in general, and the opportunity to attend a better school in particular, result in significant behavioral responses: (i) teachers sort in a manner consistent with a preference for higher achieving students; (ii) children who make it into more selective schools realize they are relatively weaker and feel marginalized; (iii) parents reduce effort when their children attend a better school.
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.103.4.1289 (Text)
Publications
  • Pop-Eleches, Cristian, and Miguel Urquiola. “Going to a Better School: Effects and Behavioral Responses.” American Economic Review 103, no. 4 (June 2013): 1289–1324. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.103.4.1289.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.103.4.1289 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Pop-Eleches, Cristian; Urquiola, Miguel (2013): Replication data for: Going to a Better School: Effects and Behavioral Responses. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E112645V1