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Social stratification and out-of-school learning
() and Per Johansson
Abstract: To study effects of out-of-school learning we use data on
boarding home pupils who attended elementary public schools in the 1940’s.
The out-of-school environment at the boarding homes could be considered
being more learner friendly than the home environment on average: the
pupils at the boarding homes had daily scheduled time for doing their
homework under assistance of a junior school teacher and, in addition, they
had access to a small library. The placement at boarding homes was based on
the distance to the nearest school and had, thus, no direct connection to
pupils’ skills which simplifies the empirical analysis based on register
data. We find that the more learning friendly environment equalize skills
at school leaving age. The effect is larger for kids with low initial
Keywords: Pedagogic personal; homework; early interventions; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: I20; N34; (follow links to similar papers)
40 pages, August 10, 2009
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Andersson, Christian and Per Johansson, 'Social stratification and out-of-school learning', Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society).
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