Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/21112
Authors: 
Lindahl, Mikael
Year of Publication: 
2001
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion paper series 262
Abstract: 
Using that schools are in session during the school year and out of session during the summer, it is possible to isolate the effect of schooling on learning. This natural experiment situation can also be used to see whether schooling compensates for disadvantageous social backgrounds. Using a new sample of Swedish sixth grade pupils, results are that math skills are lost when pupils are not in school, pupils with non-Swedish parents learn relatively more during the school year, and learning is unrelated to pupils? parents? socioeconomic level during both the summer and the school year.
Subjects: 
Summer learning
school-year learning
schooling effects
family background
school-year length
JEL: 
H52
I21
I28
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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