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Document Number: 10672

Experimental Evidence on the Effects of Home Computers on Academic Achievement Among School Children - Large numbers of children have no access to a home computer and the question is, to what extent does this impede their academic achievement? Randomly, 1,123 California schoolchildren, grades 6-10 in 15 schools were given computers for home use. The authors found no effects on any educational outcomes, including grades, standardized tests, credits earned, attendance or disciplinary problems. (Robert W. Fairlie and Jonathan Robinson, Institute for the Study of Labor, February 2013)...

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