Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/68191
Authors: 
de Haan, Monique
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper: Economics of Education 3993
Abstract: 
This paper investigates the effect of a policy measure that gives secondary schools additional resources for low-ability pupils. Schools are free in deciding how to spend the additional money. I use a nonparametric bounds analysis to estimate upper and lower bounds on the effect of additional funds on exam results of pupils. First I investigate what can be concluded without imposing assumptions; next I layer weak nonparametric assumptions to tighten the bounds. The tightest bounds show that the additional school funds significantly increase the probability that a pupil passes the exam and it significantly increases math and language test scores.
Subjects: 
school resources
nonparametric bounds
education
spillovers
JEL: 
C14
C31
I20
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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