Long-Term Impacts of Class Size in Compulsory School

  title={Long-Term Impacts of Class Size in Compulsory School},
  author={Edwin Leuven and Sturla Andreas Kise L{\o}kken},
  journal={The Journal of Human Resources},
  pages={309 - 348}
How does class size in compulsory school affect people’s long-run education and earnings? We use maximum-class-size rules and Norwegian administrative registries, allowing us to observe outcomes up to age 48. We do not find any indication of beneficial effects of class-size reduction in compulsory school. For a one-person reduction in class size we reject effects on income as small as 0.12 percent in primary school and 0.15 percent in middle school. Population differences in parental background… 

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