Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/106553
Authors: 
Clark, Damon
Del Bono, Emilia
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 8617
Abstract: 
This paper estimates the impact of elite school attendance on long-run outcomes including completed education, income and fertility. Our data consists of individuals born in the 1950s and educated in a UK district that assigned students to either elite or non-elite secondary schools. Using instrumental variables methods that exploit the school assignment formula, we find that elite school attendance had large impacts on completed education. For women, we find that elite school attendance generated positive effects on labor market outcomes and significant decreases in fertility; for men, we find no elite school impacts on any of these later-life outcomes.
Subjects: 
education
school quality
instrumental variables
JEL: 
I2
J24
C31
C36
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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