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Record identifier : 566793
Personal Name - Primary Intelectual Responsibility : Grecu, Alex,
Title and statement of responsibility : Spare the Rod and other essays in economics of education [Thesis]
Publication, Distribution,Etc. : Clemson University, 2005
Language of the Item : eng
Dissertation of thesis details and type of degree : Ph.D.
Body granting the degree : , Clemson University
Summary or Abstract : This dissertation addresses some issues particular to elementary and secondary education. The first chapter, "Spare the Rod? Principals, Agents, and Corporal Punishment in Public Schools", evaluates public school teachers' relationship with parents and students in a principal-agent setting. Classroom activities are organized as team production that ultimately benefits the students. To maximize their benefits, students as a group delegate decision-making authority to the teacher who encourages cooperation among them and discipline misbehaving participants. Teacher's objective is to maximize her own well-being, which is different from students' objective in absence of any residual claim to the final product of the team. Because teacher monitoring is done indirectly through the political market there is no incentive for public school teachers to spend their resources producing "invisible" output attributes that the students may value very highly. For this purpose this paper focuses on the issue of corporal punishment in elementary and secondary public schools as an opportunity to observe how teacher decisions differ from what students would have deemed optimal. Using a panel of data on 50 US States and the District of Columbia, followed from 1990 to 2000, I find that, in the relevant range, corporal punishment has a negative effect on student performance as measured by eight and fourth graders NAEP mathematics test scores. This result is explained by the fact that although corporal punishment raises the cost of misbehavior, it also lowers students' self-esteem. Because of dissimilar valuation of student self-esteem by the teacher and the student, the net effect is an increase in misbehavior and, thus, a reduction of learning despite of the fact that punishment is intended to accomplish the opposite..
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