Does Pollution Drive Achievement? The Effect of Traffic Pollution on Academic Performance

@article{Heissel2019DoesPD,
  title={Does Pollution Drive Achievement? The Effect of Traffic Pollution on Academic Performance},
  author={Jennifer A Heissel and C. Persico and David Simon},
  journal={Political Economy - Development: Public Service Delivery eJournal},
  year={2019}
}
We examine the effect of school traffic pollution on student outcomes by leveraging variation in wind patterns for schools the same distance from major highways. We compare within-student achievement for students transitioning between schools near highways, where one school has had greater levels of pollution because it is downwind of a highway. Students who move from an elementary/middle school that feeds into a “downwind” middle/high school in the same zip code experience decreases in test… Expand
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