Measuring students' school context exposures: A trajectory-based approach.

@article{HalpernManners2016MeasuringSS,
  title={Measuring students' school context exposures: A trajectory-based approach.},
  author={Andrew Halpern-Manners},
  journal={Social science research},
  year={2016},
  volume={58},
  pages={135-149}
}
Studies of school effects on children's outcomes usually use single time-point measures. I argue that this approach fails to account for (1) age-based variation in children's sensitivity to their surroundings; (2) differential effects stemming from differences in the length of young people's exposures; and (3) moves between contexts and endogenous changes over time within them. To evaluate the merits of this argument, I specify and test a longitudinal model of school effects on children's… CONTINUE READING