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dc.contributor.authorDe Giorgi, Giacomoen_US
dc.contributor.authorPellizzari, Micheleen_US
dc.contributor.authorWoolston, William Guien_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-11-24en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T12:05:50Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T12:05:50Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/36071-
dc.description.abstractWe study how class size and composition affect the academic and labor market performances of college students, two crucial policy questions given the secular increase in college enrollment. We rely on the random assignment of students to teaching classes. Our results suggest that a one standard deviation increase in the class-size would result in a 0.1 standard deviation deterioration of the average grade. Further, the effect is heterogenous as female and higher income students seem almost immune to the size of the class. Also, the effects on performance of class composition in terms of gender and ability appears to be inverse U-shaped. Finally, a reduction of 20 students (one standard deviation) in one's class size has a positive effect on monthly wages of about 80 Euros (115 USD) or 6% over the average.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherForschungsinst. zur Zukunft der Arbeit Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 4443en_US
dc.subject.jelA22en_US
dc.subject.jelI23en_US
dc.subject.jelJ30en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordClass sizeen_US
dc.subject.keywordheterogeneityen_US
dc.subject.keywordexperimental evidenceen_US
dc.subject.keywordacademic performanceen_US
dc.subject.keywordwagesen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsniveauen_US
dc.subject.stwStudierendeen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsertragen_US
dc.subject.stwAkademische Berufeen_US
dc.subject.stwStudiumen_US
dc.subject.stwKlassengrößeen_US
dc.subject.stwTesten_US
dc.subject.stwItalienen_US
dc.titleClass size and class heterogeneityen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn613476182en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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