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dc.contributor.authorCohen Zada, Dannyen_US
dc.contributor.authorGradstein, Marken_US
dc.contributor.authorReuven, Ehuden_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-17en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T12:06:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T12:06:01Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/36096-
dc.description.abstractUsing a rich individual-level dataset on secondary public schools in Israel, we find strong evidence for discontinuities in the relationship between enrollment and household characteristics at cutoff points induced by a maximum class size rule. Our findings extend existing work that documents such discontinuities only among private schools (Urquiola and Verhoogen, 2009). These discontinuities violate the assumptions underlying the regression discontinuity design, which are crucial for identification. Consequently, IV estimates of class size effects are likely to be seriously biased. Potential manipulation of the treatment assignment rule by public schools warrants caution in applying a regression discontinuity design to estimate class size effects and indicates that institutional context is crucial for its scope of applicability.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 4679en_US
dc.subject.jelI20en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordRegression discontinuity designen_US
dc.subject.keywordclass sizeen_US
dc.subject.stwKlassengrößeen_US
dc.subject.stwAllgemeinbildende Schuleen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsniveauen_US
dc.subject.stwRegressionen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsverhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwFamiliensoziologieen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwIsraelen_US
dc.titleClass size and the regression discontinuity design: the case of public schoolsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn618773681en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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