Do Peers Affect Student Achievement? Evidence from Canada Using Group Size Variation

@inproceedings{Boucher2010DoPA,
  title={Do Peers Affect Student Achievement? Evidence from Canada Using Group Size Variation},
  author={Vincent Boucher and Yann Bramoull{\'e} and Habiba Djebbari and Bernard Fortin},
  year={2010}
}
We provide the first empirical application of a new approach proposed by Lee (2007) to estimate peer effects in a linear-in-means model. This approach allows to control for group-level unobservables and to solve the reflection problem. We investigate peer effects in student achievement in Mathematics, Science, French and History in Quebec secondary schools. We estimate the model using maximum likelihood and instrumental variables methods. We find evidence of peer effects. The endogenous peer… CONTINUE READING

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