Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/99977
Authors: 
Kiss, David
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
BGPE Discussion Paper 141
Abstract: 
This paper estimates ability peer effects on achievement growth in reading and math. It exploits variation in peer characteristics generated at the transition from primary to secondary school in a sample of Berlin fifth-graders. As will be discussed in detail, this variation is exogenous in large parts. Results are similar for both achievement measures: pupils benefit from abler peers, but high-achievers do so to a smaller extent. The estimated impact of the variance in peer skills is negative, but insignificant.
Subjects: 
ability peer effects in upper-secondary school
natural experiment
JEL: 
I21
I28
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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