School Quality and the Gender Gap in Educational Achievement
Recent evidence indicates that boys and girls are differently affected by the quantity and quality of family inputs received in childhood. We assess whether this is also true for schooling inputs. Using matched Florida birth and school administrative records, we estimate the causal effect of school quality on the gender gap in educational outcomes by […]More...
School Vouchers and Student Achievement: First-Year Evidence from the Louisiana Scholarship Program
We evaluate the Louisiana Scholarship Program (LSP), a prominent school voucher plan. The LSP provides public funds for disadvantaged students at low-performing Louisiana public schools to attend private schools of their choice. LSP vouchers are allocated by random lottery at schools with more eligible applicants than available seats. We estimate causal effects of voucher receipt by comparing outcomes for […]More...
Special Education and English Language Learner Students in Boston Charter Schools: Impact and Classification
The question of whether and how well charter schools serve special education and English Language Learners remains one of most controversial in the charter school debate. This paper uses admissions lotteries to estimate the effects of Boston’s charter school enrollment on student achievement and classification for special needs students. Charter attendance boosts achievement similarly for […]More...
“Trade in the balance: Globalisation can make everyone better off. That does not mean it will”
“A lottery to lose: An enlightened scheme to benefit poor children seems to do the opposite”