Essays on the Economics of Education

Essays on the Economics of Education

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The final chapter is qThe Persistence of Early Childhood Maturity: International Evidence of Long-Run Age Effects.q A continuum of ages exists at school entry due to the use of a single school cut-off date---making the qoldestq children approximately twenty percent older than the qyoungestq children. We provide substantial evidence that these initial maturity differences have long lasting effects on student performance across OECD countries. In particular, the youngest members of each cohort score 4-12 percentiles lower than the oldest members in grade four and 2-9 percentiles lower in grade eight. In fact, data from Canada and the United States shows that the youngest members of each cohort are even less likely to attend university.Despite this, the statistically significant results from the team captain regressions suggest that, were the samples larger, we ... see similar patterns in fully specified models that include quarters 2 through 4 for this type of high school leadership.

Title:Essays on the Economics of Education
Author:Elizabeth Dhuey
Publisher:ProQuest - 2007


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