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dc.contributor.authorSchlotter, Martinen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchwerdt, Guidoen_US
dc.contributor.authorWoessmann, Ludgeren_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-03en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T12:06:53Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T12:06:53Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/36206-
dc.description.abstractEducation policy-makers and practitioners want to know which policies and practices can best achieve their goals. But research that can inform evidence-based policy often requires complex methods to distinguish causation from accidental association. Avoiding econometric jargon and technical detail, this paper explains the main idea and intuition of leading empirical strategies devised to identify causal impacts and illustrates their use with real-world examples. It covers six evaluation methods: controlled experiments, lotteries of oversubscribed programs, instrumental variables, regression discontinuities, differences-in-differences, and panel-data techniques. Illustrating applications include evaluations of early-childhood interventions, voucher lotteries, funding programs for disadvantaged, and compulsory-school and tracking reforms.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 4725en_US
dc.subject.jelI20en_US
dc.subject.jelC01en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordCausal effectsen_US
dc.subject.keywordeducationen_US
dc.subject.keywordpolicy evaluationen_US
dc.subject.keywordnon-technical guideen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungspolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwWirkungsanalyseen_US
dc.subject.stwKausalanalyseen_US
dc.subject.stw├ľkonometrieen_US
dc.titleEconometric methods for causal evaluation of education policies and practices: a non-technical guideen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn620125845en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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