Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/161217
Authors: 
Leuven, Edwin
Løkken, Sturla Andreas
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 10594
Abstract: 
How does class size in compulsory school affect peoples' long run education and earnings? We use maximum class size rules and Norwegian administrative registries allowing us to observe outcomes up to age 48. We do not find any indication of beneficial effects of class size reduction in compulsory school. For a 1 person reduction in class size we can rule out effects on income as small as 0.087 percent in primary school and 0.12 percent in middle school. Population differences in parental background, school size or competitive pressure do not appear to reconcile our findings with previous studies.
Subjects: 
class size
schooling
earnings
regression discontinuity
JEL: 
I21
I28
J24
C30
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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