The impact of peer achievement and peer heterogeneity on own achievement growth: Evidence from school transitions
No 141, Working Papers from Bavarian Graduate Program in Economics (BGPE)
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.
Keywords: ability peer effects in upper-secondary school; natural experiment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I21 I28 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 18 pages
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