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Title:The effects of mixed-age classes in Sweden PDF Logo
Authors:Johansson, Elly-Ann
Lindahl, Erica
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:Working paper // IFAU - Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation 2008:21
Abstract:Mixed-aged classes (MA-classes) are a common phenomenon around the world. In Sweden, these types of classes increased rapidly during the 1980:s and 1990:s. But the scientific evidence of the benefits of MA-classes is not convincing. In this paper, we estimate the effect of attending an MA-class during grades 4-6 on students' cognitive skills. Using a unique survey with information on students, parents and teachers, we are able to control for many factors that could otherwise bias the results. We find a negative effect on the short-run cognitive skills, as measured by grade 6 cognitive tests.
Subjects:Education
mixed-age classes
multi-grade classes
JEL:I21
J31
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Working Papers, IFAU - Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy

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