Pennies from heaven-Using exogenous tax variation to identify effects of school resources on pupil achievement

  title={Pennies from heaven-Using exogenous tax variation to identify effects of school resources on pupil achievement},
  author={Torbj\orn H{\ae}geland and Oddbj\orn Raaum and Kjell G. Salvanes},
Despite important policy implications associated with the allocation of education resources, evidence on the effectiveness of school inputs remains inconclusive. In part, this is due to endogenous allocation; families sort themselves non-randomly into school districts and school districts allocate money based in order to compensate (or reinforce) differences in child abilities, which leaves estimates of school input effects likely to be biased. Using variation in education expenditures induced… CONTINUE READING
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