Administrative Data and Economic Policy Evaluation

Dearden, Lorraine Administrative Data and Economic Policy Evaluation. Economic Record . (In Press)

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Abstract

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:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Administrative Data, Economic Policy Evaluation, School Effectiveness
Subjects:5. Quantitative Data Handling and Data Analysis > 5.17 Quantitative Approaches (other)
ID Code:1308
Deposited By: ADMIN user
Deposited On:02 Aug 2010 10:21
Last Modified:29 Sep 2010 18:06

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