The role of aggregation in estimating the effects of private school competition on student achievement

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Title: The role of aggregation in estimating the effects of private school competition on student achievement
Authors: Jepsen, Christopher
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/4436
Date: Nov-2002
Online since: 2013-07-12T10:31:46Z
Abstract: This paper investigates possible reasons for the disparity in results in the private school competition literature. In particular, the focus is on the data set, the grade range, and level of aggregation of the competition variable, and on the choice of OLS or IV estimation strategies. The results show that the size and significance of the competition variable depends on each of these attributes, although the grade range of the competition variable has a slightly smaller impact than the others. Private school competition does not have a consistently positive, significant effect on student achievement.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier
Journal: Journal of Urban Economics
Volume: 52
Issue: 3
Start page: 477
End page: 500
Copyright (published version): 2002 Elsevier Science (USA)
Keywords: EducationPrivate school competitionAggregation
DOI: 10.1016/S0094-1190(02)00530-2
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Economics Research Collection

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