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Project Citation: 

Laliberté, Jean-William. Data and Code for: Long-term Contextual Effects in Education: Schools and Neighborhoods. Nashville, TN: American Economic Association [publisher], 2021. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2021-04-07.

Project Description

Summary:  View help for Summary This paper estimates the long-term impact of growing up in better neighborhoods and attending better schools on educational attainment. First, I use a spatial regression-discontinuity design to estimate school effects. Second, I study students who move across neighborhoods in Montreal during childhood to estimate the causal effect of growing up in a better area (total exposure effects). I find large effects for both dimensions. Combining both research designs in a decomposition framework, and under key assumptions, I estimate that 50%-70% of the benefits of moving to a better area on educational attainment are due to access to better schools.

Scope of Project

Subject Terms:  View help for Subject Terms neighborhood effects; school effects; post-secondary education
JEL Classification:  View help for JEL Classification
      I24 Education and Inequality
      J24 Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
      R23 Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics: Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population; Neighborhood Characteristics
Geographic Coverage:  View help for Geographic Coverage Montreal
Time Period(s):  View help for Time Period(s) 1/1/1995 – 1/1/2015
Data Type(s):  View help for Data Type(s) program source code


Data Source:  View help for Data Source
Administrative student-level records.

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