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Scott Carrell research featured by NPR

Scott Carrell’s research on disruptive peers (with Mark Hoekstra and Elira Kuka) has been featured by NPR. The article highlights how domestic violence can cause students to become disruptive in the classroom, and features Carrell and his co-authors’ research that finds this classroom disruption has a long-lasting negative effect on peers. Carrell and co-authors use a clever research design, collecting court order data to identify instances of domestic violence, and use the existence of siblings (who would have the same home environment but different classroom peers) to exclude several alternative explanations for their findings. 

 

The NPR article can be found here: 

http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/09/03/491204888/how-domestic-violence-in-one-home-affects-every-child-in-a-class

The research paper by Carrell and co-authors can be found here:

 http://faculty.econ.ucdavis.edu/faculty/scarrell/DV_Long-run.pdf