Administrative Data and Economic Policy Evaluation

Dearden, Lorraine (2010) Administrative Data and Economic Policy Evaluation. NCRM Working Paper. Department of Quantitative Social Science, Institute of Education. (Unpublished)



This paper looks at the strengths and weaknesses of using administrative data for economic policy evaluation. It does this by looking at how school administrative data has been used to assess school effectiveness and the impact of month of birth on educational outcomes with varying degrees of success. It concludes that if there is some natural experiment in the way the education is delivered or an education initiative is introduced, then schools administrative data offers the opportunity of answering questions of extreme policy interest in a robust way – even without rich background information on the students and their families.

Item Type:Working Paper (NCRM Working Paper)
Subjects:1. Frameworks for Research and Research Designs > 1.20 Secondary Analysis > 1.20.5 Analysis of administrative data
3. Data Quality and Data Management > 3.3 Quality in Quantitative Research
8. Research Management and Impact > 8.9 Research Management and Impact (other)
ID Code:1304
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Deposited On:21 Jul 2010 15:00
Last Modified:12 Oct 2010 17:46

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