ArchiveFebruary 29, 2016

The price we pay for keeping disruptive students in the classroom

I wonder how many teachers would find these results surprising: The Long-Run Effects of Disruptive Peers A large and growing literature has documented the importance of peer effects in education. However, there is relatively little evidence on the long-run educational and labor market consequences of childhood peers. We examine this question by linking administrative data on elementary school...

The mismatch hypothesis lives: affirmative action hurts minorities in STEM

From the latest issue of the American Economic Review: University Differences in the Graduation of Minorities in STEM Fields: Evidence from California We examine differences in minority science graduation rates among University of California campuses when racial preferences were in place. Less prepared minorities at higher ranked campuses had lower persistence rates in science and took longer to...

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