André, Pierre (2009): Is grade repetition one of the causes of early school dropout? :Evidence from Senegalese primary schools.
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This chapter investigates the connection between grade repetition and school dropout. Household data is matched against a panel of academic test scores and the school career of each child inferred from the combined dataset. This chapter uses two original identification strategies to identify the effect of grade repetition on school dropout. The first instrumental strategy uses the differences among teacher attitude to repetition as an instrument for grade repetition. The second strategy uses the discontinuity in the probability of grade repetition between pupils whose test score is just lower and just higher than the target achievement. Both results show a negative effect of the grade repetition decision on the probability of being enrolled at school the next year.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Is grade repetition one of the causes of early school dropout? :Evidence from Senegalese primary schools.|
|Keywords:||Grade repetition, School demand, School dropouts, Senegal|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D1 - Household Behavior and Family Economics > D12 - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education and Research Insititutions > I28 - Government Policy
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O12 - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
|Depositing User:||Pierre André|
|Date Deposited:||08. Oct 2010 11:50|
|Last Modified:||15. Feb 2013 23:21|
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