School Shootings and Student Performance

Research, Preprint OPEN
Panu Poutvaara; Olli Ropponen;
(2010)
  • Publisher: Munich: Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute (CESifo)
  • Subject: school shootings | school shootings, school performance, shocking news, gender differences, treatment effect models | C21 | school performance | shocking news | Geschlecht | Bildungsabschluss | J16 | gender differences | treatment effect models | I19 | Finnland | Gewalt | Allgemeinbildende Schule | Schock | Schüler
    • jel: jel:C21 | jel:I19 | jel:J16
      ddc: ddc:330
    mesheuropmc: food and beverages | education | fungi

In this paper, we study how high school students reacted to the shocking news of a school shooting. The shooting coincided with national high-school matriculation exams. As there were exams both before and after the shooting, we can use a difference-in-differences analy... View more
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