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Better together? Social networks in truancy and the targeting of treatment / Magdalena Bennett (Columbia University), Peter Bergman (Columbia University and IZA) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserBennett, Magdalena In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen ; Bergman, Peter In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, January 2018
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 11267
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-147294 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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Truancy correlates with many risky behaviors and adverse outcomes. We use detailed administrative data on by-class absences to construct social networks based on students who miss class together. We simulate these networks and use permutation tests to show that certain students systematically coordinate their absences. Leveraging a parentinformation intervention on student absences, we find spillover effects from treated students onto peers in their network. We show that an optimal-targeting algorithm that incorporates machine-learning techniques to identify heterogeneous effects, as well as the direct effects and spillover effects, could further improve the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of the intervention subject to a budget constraint.