Am I missing something? The effects of absence from class on student performance
Arulampalam, Wiji, Naylor, Robin Andrew and Smith, Jeremy. (2012) Am I missing something? The effects of absence from class on student performance. Economics of Educations Review, Vol.31 (No.4). pp. 363-375. ISSN 0272-7757Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econedurev.2011.12.002
We analyse a rich dataset of Economics students at a UK university to identify causal effects of class absence on student performance, exploiting the random assignment of students and information on students’ class timetables to avoid selection problems. We use panel properties of the data to control for unobserved student factors such as ability and effort. Quantile regression results suggest that absence has adverse effects on performance – but these effects are causal only for the upper part of the conditional performance distribution.
- We identify causal effects of class absence on UK university student performance. - Random assignment and timetable information is used to address endogeneity issues. - Panel properties are exploited to control for unobserved heterogeneity. - We find adverse effects of absence on performance. - Effects are causal only in the upper part of the conditional performance distribution.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Economics of Educations Review|
|Publisher:||Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd.|
|Official Date:||August 2012|
|Page Range:||pp. 363-375|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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