Unraveling the controversial effect of Covid-19 on college students’ performance.

Unraveling the controversial effect of Covid-19 on college students’ performance.

Publication date: Sep 23, 2023

We disentangle the channels through which Covid-19 has affected the performance of university students by setting up an econometric strategy to identify separately changes in both teaching and evaluation modes, and the short and long term effects of mobility restrictions. We exploit full and detailed information from the administrative archives of one among the first universities to be shut down since the virus spread from Wuhan. The results help solving the inconsistencies in the literature by providing evidence of a composite picture where negative effects such as those caused by the sudden shift to remote learning and by the exposure to mobility restrictions, overlap to opposite effects due to a change in evaluation methods and home confinement during the exam’s preparation. Such overlap of conflicting effects, weakening the signaling role of tertiary education, would add to the learning loss by further exacerbating future consequences on the “Covid” generation.

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Concepts Keywords
Covid Affected
Exacerbating Channels
Exam College
Home Controversial
Universities Covid


Type Source Name
disease MESH Covid-19
drug DRUGBANK Coenzyme M
disease VO population
drug DRUGBANK Trestolone
disease VO Gap
drug DRUGBANK Aspartame
disease VO time
disease IDO process
disease VO vaccination
disease IDO quality
disease VO effectiveness
drug DRUGBANK Etoperidone
disease IDO country
disease IDO intervention
drug DRUGBANK Proline
disease VO effective
disease VO efficient
disease VO USA
disease VO age
drug DRUGBANK Isoxaflutole
pathway REACTOME Reproduction

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