Nuremberg Research Seminar in Economics on 28 June 2023 – LG 0.423
You are invited to join the weekly Nuremberg Research Seminar in Economics on 28 June 2023, from 13.15 to 14.45 pm. The seminar will be held in room LG 0.423. Elise Huillery (University Paris Dauphine) will be talking about „The effects of social diversity at school: evidence from a desegregation program “.
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This paper examines whether social desegregation at school may foster social cohesion and reduce social inequality in educational outcomes. We exploit an initiative launched by the French Ministry of Education to desegregate middle schools, and matched voluntary schools with similar schools which have not engaged into desegregation. In the more segregated schools, the program was successful at increasing the exposure of low-SES to high-SES students, and conversely. We find that school desegregation does not change academic performance but brings social and psychological benefits for both groups of students.