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More Harm than Good? Sorting Effects in a Compensatory Education Program

More Harm than Good? Sorting Effects in a Compensatory Education Program <p>ABSTRACT:</p><p>By analyzing a French program that targeted low-achieving and socially disadvantaged junior high schools we provide evidence that school-based compensatory education policies create sorting effects. We use geocoded original data and a regression discontinuity framework to show that the program decreases the individual probability of attending a treated school and symmetrically increases the probability of attending a private school. The effects are driven by pupils from high socioeconomic backgrounds, resulting in an increase in social segregation across schools.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Human Resources University of Wisconsin Press

More Harm than Good? Sorting Effects in a Compensatory Education Program

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University of Wisconsin Press
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Abstract

<p>ABSTRACT:</p><p>By analyzing a French program that targeted low-achieving and socially disadvantaged junior high schools we provide evidence that school-based compensatory education policies create sorting effects. We use geocoded original data and a regression discontinuity framework to show that the program decreases the individual probability of attending a treated school and symmetrically increases the probability of attending a private school. The effects are driven by pupils from high socioeconomic backgrounds, resulting in an increase in social segregation across schools.</p>

Journal

Journal of Human ResourcesUniversity of Wisconsin Press

Published: Feb 8, 2020

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