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We present in this paper evidence about the effects and mechanisms of gender peer effect in primary, middle, and high schools. For identification, we rely on idiosyncratic variations in gender composition across adjacent cohorts within the same schools. We find that an increase in the proportion of girls improves boys and girls’ cognitive outcomes. These(More)
In this paper, we estimate the extent of ability peer effects in the classroom and explore the underlying mechanisms through which these peer effects operate. We identify as low ability students those who are enrolled at least one year behind their birth cohort (“repeaters”). We show that there are marked differences between the academic performance and(More)
New Evidence on the Causal Link between the Quantity and Quality of Children A longstanding question in the economics of the family is the relationship between sibship size and subsequent human capital formation and economic welfare. If there is a causal “quantity-quality tradeoff,” then policies that discourage large families should lead to increased human(More)
Parental Leave and Mothers’ Careers: The Relative Importance of Job Protection and Cash Benefits Parental leave regulations in most OECD countries have two key policy instruments: job protection and cash benefits. This paper studies how mothers’ return to work behavior and labor market outcomes are affected by alternative mixes of these key policy(More)
We would like to thank Daron Acemoglu, Joshua Angrist, Esther Duflo, Daniele Paserman and seminar participants at the Hebrew University and MIT for their helpful comments and suggestions. All errors are our own. The Bagrut 2001 program was funded by the Israel Ministry of Education and the Branco Weiss Foundation. The statements in this paper reflect the(More)
In this paper, I examine how student academic achievements and behavior were affected by a school finance policy experiment undertaken in elementary schools in Israel. Begun in 2004, the funding formula changed from a budget set per class to a budget set per student, with more weight given to students from lower socioeconomic and lower educational(More)
In this paper, we estimate the extent of ability peer effects in the classroom and explore the underlying mechanisms through which these peer effects operate. We identify as high ability students those who are enrolled at least one year ahead of their birth cohort (“skippers”) and as low ability students those who are enrolled at least one year behind their(More)
Low labor force participation among mothers in North Africa and the Middle East is often attributed to cultural factors independent of economic considerations. There is little evidence, however, to support or refute this view. In September 1999, the Israeli government introduced free public preschool for children aged 3 and 4. I use this policy change to(More)
The introduction of technology aimed at reducing the response times of emergency medical services has been one of the principal innovations in crisis care over the last several decades. These substantial investments have typically been justi…ed by an assumed link between shorter response times and improved health outcomes. But, current medical research does(More)