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Estimating returns to special education: combining machine learning and text analysis to address confounding

@inproceedings{Sallin2021EstimatingRT,
  title={Estimating returns to special education: combining machine learning and text analysis to address confounding},
  author={Aur{\'e}lien Sallin},
  year={2021}
}
While the number of students with identified special needs is increasing in developed countries, there is little evidence on academic outcomes and labor market integration returns to special education. I present results from the first ever study to examine shortand long-term returns to special education programs using recent methods in causal machine learning and computational text analysis. I find that special education programs in inclusive settings have positive returns on academic… 

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