Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/129380
Authors: 
Fredriksson, Peter
Öckert, Björn
Oosterbeek, Hessel
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, IFAU - Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy 2015:27
Abstract: 
We study differential parental responses to variation in class size induced by a maximum class size rule in Swedish schools. In response to an increase in class size: (i) only high-income parents help their children more with homework; (ii) all parents are more likely to move their child to another school; and (iii) only low-income children find their teachers harder to follow when taught in a larger class. These findings indicate that public and private investments in children are substitutes, and help explain why the negative effect of class size on achievement in our data is concentrated among low-income children.
Subjects: 
class size
parental responses
social background
regression discontinuity
JEL: 
I21
I28
J24
C31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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