Publications

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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February 14, 2018

Do paid teacher trainee programs lead to additional teachers in secondary education? A Regression Discontinuity Analysis

This paper evaluates the quantitative effects of two teacher traineeships that were implemented in the Netherlands to address shortages of fully qualified teachers in secondary education. Applying a fuzzy regression discontinuity design, we estimate the effects of being selected to participate in one of the traineeships. We find no significant local average treatment effects of being selected on the probabilities of enrolling into academic teacher training, obtaining a full teaching qualification, and on working in education, although the point estimates are positive for the first two outcome variables.

December 14, 2016

The Effects of Additional Study Choice Activities: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial

This paper analyses the eff ect of additional study choice activities on the probability that subscribers withdraw from the study field of their preference before the study actually commences, as well as on the study performance of students who actually start with the study.

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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