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Ability-grouping and Academic Inequality: Evidence From Rule-based Student Assignments

C. Kirabo Jackson

NBER Working Paper No. 14911
Issued in April 2009

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The author is grateful for feedback received from Ron Ehrenberg, Roland Fryer, Kevin Hallock, Caroline Hoxby, Bob Hutchens, Clement Jackson, Lawrence Katz, Jordan Matsudaira and Henry Schneider. The author is also grateful for useful comments received from participants of the Labor Economics workshop at Cornell University. The author is deeply grateful to Marcia Riley and would like to thank Yvonne Lewis, Rosaline Mendez and Simone Rawlins of the Trinidad and Tobago Department of Education Research and Evaluation for allowing him to access their data, their assistance and generosity. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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