Class-size effects on adolescents' mental health and well-being in Swedish schools
2013 (English)In: Education Economics, ISSN 0964-5292, E-ISSN 1469-5782, Vol. 21, no 3, 248-263 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper analyzes whether class size has an effect on the prevalence of mental health problems and well-being among adolescents in Swedish schools. We use cross-sectional data collected in year 2008 covering 2755 Swedish adolescents in ninth grade from 40 schools and 159 classes. We utilize different econometric approaches to address potential between- and within-school endogeneity including school-fixed effects and regression discontinuity approaches. Our results indicate no robust effects of class size on the prevalence of mental health problems and well-being, and we cannot reject the hypothesis that class size has no effect on mental health and well-being at all.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 21, no 3, 248-263 p.
mental health, well-being, class size, adolescents
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-33684DOI: 10.1080/09645292.2013.789826OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-33684DiVA: diva2:747124