Publications

May 28, 2019

Experimenting with dropout prevention policies

School dropout rates did not decrease significantly in three randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in Dutch vocational training colleges.

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February 1, 2019

The impact of age at arrival on education and mental health

The chance to obtain a higher education diploma rises by about 3.6 percentage point for every year that a refugee arrives earlier.

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December 4, 2015

The effects of higher teacher pay on teacher retention

This paper investigates the effects of higher teacher pay for secondary school teachers on their teacher retention decision and enrollment in additional schooling.

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November 5, 2014

Teacher quality and student achievement: Evidence from a Dutch sample of twins

This paper examines the causal link that runs from classroom quality to student achievement using data on twin pairs who entered the same school but were allocated to different classrooms in an exogenous way.

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November 4, 2014

Zero returns to compulsory schooling: Is it certification or skills that matters?

This paper evaluates the effects of the raising of the minimum school leaving age (ROSLA) from 14 to 15 in the Netherlands in 1971.

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September 17, 2013

How much do children learn in school? International evidence from school entry rules

This study provides the first estimates of the causal effect of time in school on cognitive skills for many countries around the world, for multiple age groups and for multiple subjects.

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July 4, 2013

Up or out? How individual research grants affect academic careers in the Netherlands

This paper investigates the effect of obtaining an individual research grant (Vernieuwingsimpuls or IRI -grant) on the careers of Dutch scientists.

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January 29, 2013

Evaluatie pilot investeren in kwaliteit leraren

This document is in Dutch, there is no English translation.

January 29, 2013

Teacher evaluations and pupil achievement: Evidence from classroom observations

This paper investigates the relationship between teacher evaluations, conducted by trained evaluators, and pupil performance in primary education in a large city in the Netherlands.

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