De Paola, Maria and Scoppa, Vincenzo (2009): Effects of Class Size on Achievement of College Students.
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In this paper we investigate the effects of class size on the achievements of a sample of college students enrolled at a middle-sized Italian public university. To estimate the effects of class size we exploit the exogenous variations in class size determined by a maximum class size rule introduced by the 2001 Italian university reform. From our analysis it emerges that large teaching classes produce negative effects on student performance measured both in terms of the grades obtained in exams and the probability of passing exams. These results are robust to the use of a matching estimator.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Effects of Class Size on Achievement of College Students|
|Keywords:||Class size; student achievement; educational production function|
|Subjects:||C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C2 - Single Equation Models; Single Variables > C23 - Models with Panel Data; Longitudinal Data; Spatial Time Series
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education and Research Insititutions > I21 - Analysis of Education
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J24 - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
|Depositing User:||VINCENZO SCOPPA|
|Date Deposited:||26. Aug 2009 13:42|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 20:22|
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