Category Archives: Education

In poor communities disadvantaged boys do worse than girls: not to mention being a menace to the community (In the US)

Childhood Environment and Gender Gaps in Adulthood by Raj Chetty, Nathaniel Hendren, Frina Lin, Jeremy Majerovitz, Benjamin Scuderi – #21936 (CH ED LS PE) We show that differences in childhood environments play an important role in shaping gender gaps in … Continue reading

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Teacher pay: teacher productivity

Double for Nothing? Experimental Evidence on the Impact of an Unconditional Teacher Salary Increase on Student Performance in Indonesia by Joppe de Ree, Karthik Muralidharan, Menno Pradhan, Halsey Rogers – #21806 (CH DEV ED LS PE) Abstract: How does a large unconditional … Continue reading

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Social middleware: another installment – another app

In an earlier post I argued the case for the ‘middleware of democracy’ arguing for the inculcation of the (largely social) skills that help constitute collective intelligence. Skills like having some small inkling of how ignorant we all are, listening to … Continue reading

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Alfred Marshall: Founding theorist of Corporate Social Responsibility/Shared Value and social enterprise

Who knew that Alfred Marshall published an essay entitled “The Social Possibilities of Economic Chivalry” (1907) (pdf)? I didn’t until I came upon it the other day. Having now read it, it’s thoroughly Marshallian – very much of a piece with his dissenting … Continue reading

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Vive la difference

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Using Behavioral Insights to Increase Parental Engagement

It’s cute the way interventions in policy to influence people’s behaviour is called “using behavioural insights”. You could also call it commonsensically influencing people’s behaviour based on the idea that they are not instantly, omnisciently optimising robots. Anyway, there you … Continue reading

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Education Research and Administrative Data

Education Research and Administrative Data by David N. Figlio, Krzysztof Karbownik, Kjell G. Salvanes Thanks to extraordinary and exponential improvements in data storage and computing capacities, it is now possible to collect, manage, and analyze data in magnitudes and in manners that would have … Continue reading

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