Classroom Peer Effects and Academic Achievement: Evidence from a Chinese Middle School

@inproceedings{Carman2012ClassroomPE,
  title={Classroom Peer Effects and Academic Achievement: Evidence from a Chinese Middle School},
  author={Katherine Grace Carman and Longtu Zhang},
  year={2012}
}
This paper estimates peer effects on student achievement using a panel data set from a middle school in China. Unique features of the organization of Chinese middle schools (Grades 7 to 9) and panel data allow us to overcome difficulties that have hindered the separation of peer effects from omitted individual factors due to self-selection and from common teacher effects and to identify peer effects at the classroom level. We estimate peer effects for Math, English, and Chinese test scores… CONTINUE READING

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