Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/18112
Authors: 
Baumgartner, Hans J.
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
DIW-Diskussionspapiere 417
Abstract: 
The paper analyses the effect of class size, which stands proxy for school quality, on early career earnings. Using confidential district level information from the German Socio- Economic Panel (GSOEP), it is demonstrated that class size has no discernible effect on early career earnings. This finding is robust to changes in specification and the choice of subsamples. The economic literature focused so far mainly on the US and the UK. This paper confirms this literature and adds new evidence to the growing empirical literature on this issue from Germany.
Subjects: 
school quality
class size
labour market outcomes
JEL: 
I21
C52
J31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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