Learning inequality during the pandemic
28 October 2020
Nuffield Fellow Per Engzell, DPhil in Sociology Mark Verhagen and co-author Arun Frey use data from the Netherlands to evaluate the effect of primary school closures on student progress. They find a general learning loss across the dataset and that these losses are up to 55% larger in students from less-educated homes.
Per, Mark and Arun also wrote a summary of their findings for Population Europe ('How Do School Closures Affect Student Learning? It’s Worse Than You Think') and for VoxEU ('The collateral damage to children’s education during lockdown', 9 November 2020).
(Per Engzell, Mark Verhagen and Arun Frey, ‘Learning Loss Due to School Closures During the Covid-19 Pandemic’. Published as a working paper on SocArXiv Papers, doi: 10.31235/osf.io/ve4z7)