Student’s SES and the Effect of Schooling on Cognitive Development

Date
2019-12-04
Authors
Cahan, Sorel
Jurges, Hendrik
Jabr, Dua
Abdeen, Ziad
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American Research Institute for Policy Development
Abstract
Schooling is considered themajor factor underlying cognitive development.This study contributes to the investigationof this central issue bycomparing, for the first time,the effects of schooling on the cognitive development ofstudentsdiffering in their socioeconomic status (SES).The findings reveal the existence ofa sizeable interactionbetween schooling and the students‟ SES. Both the absolute and the relative (to the effect of age) effectsof schooling areconsiderably higher among high-SES students.
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Cognitive Development, SES, Schooling Effect, Between-grade Regression Discontinuity Design
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