Three Essays on the Economics of Education

Three Essays on the Economics of Education

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The second chapter documents that a student's relative age is an important predictor of high school leadership activity. Relative age is a factor that is associated purely with school structure, rather than genetics or family background. State-specific school entry cut-offs induce systematic within-grade variation in student maturity, which in turn generate differences in leadership activity. Across three nationally representative samples that span three decades, the relatively oldest students are four to eleven percent more likely to be high school leaders.Coefficients from the sample of Talen males are larger than those relative We also use the self-assessed measure of leadership skill as a dependent variable in columns 5 and 6. Indeed, relative age is a significant predictor of self-reported anbsp;...

Title:Three Essays on the Economics of Education
Author:Stephen Robert Lipscomb
Publisher:ProQuest - 2007


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