Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/108705
Authors: 
Kristoffersen, Jannie H. G.
Kraegpøth, Morten Visby
Nielsen, Helena Skyt
Simonsen, Marianne
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 8823
Abstract: 
This paper estimates how peers' achievement gains are affected by the presence of potentially disruptive and emotionally sensitive children in the school-cohort. We exploit that some children move between schools and thus generate variation in peer composition in the receiving school-cohort. We identify three groups of potentially disruptive and emotionally sensitive children from detailed Danish register data: children with divorced parents, children with parents convicted of crime, and children with a psychiatric diagnosis. We find that adding potentially disruptive children lowers the academic achievement of peers by about 1.7-2.3 percent of a standard deviation.
Subjects: 
student mobility
special educational needs
education
value added model
JEL: 
I21
J12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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