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dc.contributor.authorHolford, Angusen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-23en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-06T14:54:07Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-06T14:54:07Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/65989-
dc.description.abstractAlmost 300,000 entitled children do not participate in the UK's Free School Meals (FSM) programme, worth up to £400 per year. Welfare take-up can be stigma and lack of information. This paper uses a school-level dataset and fixed-effect instrumental variables strategy to show that peer-group participation has a substantial role in overcoming these barriers. Identification of endogenous peer effects is achieved by exploiting a scheme which extended FSM entitlement to all children in some school cohorts. Results show that in a typical school a 10 percentage point rise in peer-group take-up would reduce non-participation by almost a quarter.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aISER |cColchesteren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aISER Working Paper Series |x2012-12en_US
dc.subject.jelH75en_US
dc.subject.jelI28en_US
dc.subject.jelI38en_US
dc.subject.jelZ13en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordschool mealsen_US
dc.subject.keywordpeer effectsen_US
dc.subject.keywordwelfare stigmaen_US
dc.subject.keywordaggregated dataen_US
dc.titleTake-up of Free School Meals: Price effects and peer effectsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn719923603en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US

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