The Effects of Overcrowded Housing on Children's Performance at School
Dominique Goux and
Eric Maurin ()
No 3818, CEPR Discussion Papers from C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers
In France, almost one in five 15 year olds lives in a home with at least two children per bedroom. More than 60% of these adolescents have been held back in primary or middle school, a proportion that is more than 20 points higher than it is on average for adolescents of the same age. This Paper develops a semi-parametric analysis that suggests a relation of cause and effect between living in an overcrowded home and falling behind at school. According to our estimations, the disparity in living conditions is a very important channel through which parents’ lack of financial resources affects their children’s schooling.
Keywords: overcrowded housing; school performance (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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