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Disruptive school peers and student outcomes

Jannie Kristoffersen (), Morten Krægpøth (), Helena Nielsen () and Marianne Simonsen ()

Economics of Education Review, 2015, vol. 45, issue C, 1-13

Abstract: This paper estimates how peers’ achievement gains are affected by the presence of potentially disruptive and emotionally sensitive children in the school-cohort. We exploit that some children move between schools and thus generate variation in peer composition in the receiving school-cohort. We identify three groups of potentially disruptive and emotionally sensitive children from detailed Danish register data: children with divorced parents, children with parents convicted of crime, and children with a psychiatric diagnosis. We find that adding potentially disruptive children lowers the academic achievement of peers by about 1.7–2.3% of a standard deviation.

Keywords: Student mobility; Special educational needs; Education; Value added model (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I21 J12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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DOI: 10.1016/j.econedurev.2015.01.004

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