The spread of COVID-19 in the United States has prompted extraordinary, although often untested, steps by individuals and institutions to limit infections. One of the longest-duration avoidance strategies has been the closing of public-school buildings even to uninfected students and teachers. Some have worried that this part of “the cure is worse than the disease.” The purpose of this paper is to assess the incidence and magnitude of the health benefits (if any) of remote-learning or, conversely, the health costs of in-person schooling. Read full Working Paper here.

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