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ISQOLS Webinar, "Do teachers matter for students' wellbeing and long-term success?"

  • 8 Dec 2022
  • 9:00 AM (EST)
  • Online Webinar


  • The webinar is free for all participants.

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Do teachers matter for students' wellbeing and long-term success?


December 8

9:00am EST/3:00pm CET

Using rich cohort data in the United Kingdom, this paper estimates teacher value-added on students' test scores and non-cognitive skills in primary school. I find that that teachers are important on both the determination of students' test scores and non-cognitive skills. Conditional on teacher effects on students' test scores, teacher effects on students' non-cognitive skills persist over time and reach into early adulthood, predicting a range of economic and social outcomes measured at age 20, including going to university, labour market aspirations, risky health behaviours, and attitudes towards others.

Presented by: Sarah Fleche

Sarah Fleche is an applied economist and CNRS research fellow at the Sorbonne Economic Centre (University Paris 1), in France. Her research lies in the fields of labour, education and behavioural economics and has led to new insights into the role of schools on wellbeing development, mental health and determinants of wellbeing over the life course. Sarah is also an associate researcher at the LSE Centre for Economic Performance and the French Wellbeing Observatory (CEPREMAP). In 2008, together with Andrew Clark, Richard Layard, Nattavudh Powdthavee and George Ward, she wrote a book on The Origins of Happiness. Prior to joining Paris 1 University, she has been an assistant professor at the Aix Marseille School of Economics, a post-doctoral researcher at the LSE and received her PhD from Paris School of Economics.

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