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Replication data for: Academic Peer Effects with Different Group Assignment Policies: Residential Tracking versus Random Assignment

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1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Garlick, Robert
Publication Date
2018-07-01
Description
  • Abstract

    I study the relative academic performance of students tracked or randomly assigned to South African university dormitories. Tracking reduces low-scoring students' GPAs and has little effect on high-scoring students, leading to lower and more dispersed GPAs. I also directly estimate peer effects using random variation in peer groups across dormitories. Living with higher-scoring peers raises students' GPAs, particularly for low-scoring students, and peer effects are stronger between socially proximate students. This shows that much of the treatment effect of tracking is attributable to peer effects. These results present a cautionary note about sorting students into academically homogeneous classrooms or neighborhoods.
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.20160626 (Text)
Publications
  • Garlick, Robert. “Academic Peer Effects with Different Group Assignment Policies: Residential Tracking versus Random Assignment.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 10, no. 3 (July 2018): 345–69. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.20160626.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.20160626 (DOI)

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

Garlick, Robert (2018): Replication data for: Academic Peer Effects with Different Group Assignment Policies: Residential Tracking versus Random Assignment. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113711V1