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Replication data for: Buy the Book? Evidence on the Effect of Textbook Funding on School-Level Achievement

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V0
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Creator
  • Holden, Kristian L.
Publication Date
2016-10-01
Description
  • Abstract

    This paper considers the effect of textbook funding on school-level test performance by using a quasi-experimental setting in the United States. I consider a lawsuit in California that provided a one-time payment of $96.90 per student for textbooks if schools fell below a threshold of academic performance. Exploiting this variation with a regression discontinuity (RD) design, I find that textbook funding has significant positive effects on school-level achievement in elementary schools and has a high benefit-per-dollar. In contrast to elementary schools, I find no effect in middle and high schools though these estimates are very imprecise.
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.20150112 (Text)
Publications
  • Holden, Kristian L. “Buy the Book? Evidence on the Effect of Textbook Funding on School-Level Achievement.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 8, no. 4 (October 2016): 100–127. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.20150112.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.20150112 (DOI)

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

Holden, Kristian L. (2016): Replication data for: Buy the Book? Evidence on the Effect of Textbook Funding on School-Level Achievement. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113641