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Are We Wasting Our Children’s Time by Giving them More Homework?

Ozkan Eren () and Daniel Henderson ()

No 907, Working Papers from University of Nevada, Las Vegas , Department of Economics

Abstract: Following an identification strategy that allows us to largely eliminate unobserved student and teacher traits, we examine the effect of homework on math, science, English and history test scores for eighth grade students in the United States. Noting that failure to control for these effects yields selection biases on the estimated effect of homework, we find that math homework has a large and statistically meaningful effect on math test scores throughout our sample. However, additional homework in science, English and history are shown to have little to no impact on their respective test scores.

Keywords: First Differencing; Homework; Selection Bias; Unobserved Traits (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C23 I21 I28 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2009-03
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