Social stratification and out-of-school learning
2013 (English)In: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society), ISSN 0964-1998, E-ISSN 1467-985X, Vol. 176, no 3, 679-701 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
To study the effects of out-of-school learning we use data on children who stayed in boarding houses while attending public elementary schools in Sweden in the 1940s. The out-of-school environment at the boarding houses could be considered as being more conducive to learning than the home environment: the pupils at the boarding houses had daily scheduled time for doing their homework with the assistance of a junior school teacher and, in addition, they had access to a small library. The placement at boarding houses was based on the distance from their place of residence to the nearest school and thus had no direct connection to the pupils' skills, which simplifies the empirical analysis based on register data. We find that the more conducive learning environment equalized skills at school leaving age, and the effect was greater for children with poor initial ability.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 176, no 3, 679-701 p.
Early interventions, Homework, Pedagogic personnel
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-202463DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-985X.2012.01063.xISI: 000318952900004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-202463DiVA: diva2:634849