The Impact of School Closures on Student Achievements: Evidence from California

Awarded Scholars:
Yifeng Luo, Columbia University
Ying Xu, Columbia University
Project Date:
Jun 2020
Award Amount:

Yifeng Luo and Ying Xu will examine the causal effect of unexpected school closures due to safety reasons, natural disaster/weather, and wildfires, on student outcomes. Using 2009–2016 data from the Stanford Education Data Archive, he will also examine whether such closures affect students of different races, genders, and socio-economic statuses differently.


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