We explore whether investment in school infrastructure affects students’ achievement. We use data on extra funding to state high schools after the 2012 Northern Italy earthquake and apply a quasi-experimental design and an instrumental variable strategy. We find that spending on school infrastructure increases standardized test scores in Mathematics and Italian language, and the effect is stronger for lower-achieving students and in Mathematics. These results provide evidence in favor of a positive impact of capital spending in improving the learning environment and performances of high school students.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Titolo:||School infrastructure spending and educational outcomes: Evidence from the 2012 earthquake in Northern Italy|
|Rivista:||ECONOMICS OF EDUCATION REVIEW|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econedurev.2019.101951|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||2.1 Articolo su rivista |