Disruptive School Peers and Student Outcomes

Jannie H. G. Kristoffersen, Morten Visby Krægpøth, Helena Skyt Nielsen, Marianne Simonsen

Publikation: Working paperForskning

Abstrakt

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 schoolcohort. 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 1.5-2 percent of a standard deviation.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Udgivelses stedÅrhus
UdgiverAarhus Universitetsforlag
Antal sider37
StatusUdgivet - 2014
NavnEconomics Working Papers
Nummer22

Emneord

  • Student Mobility
  • Crime
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Education
  • Value Added Model

Citationsformater

Kristoffersen, J. H. G., Krægpøth, M. V., Skyt Nielsen, H., & Simonsen, M. (2014). Disruptive School Peers and Student Outcomes. Århus: Aarhus Universitetsforlag. Economics Working Papers, Nr. 22