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dc.contributor.authorFertig, Michaelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T15:48:42Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T15:48:42Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/18570-
dc.description.abstractThe German practice of compelling weak students to repeat a class has come under heavy criticism recently. Many observers fear that this practice is, at best, useless or even counterproductive. However, little is known so far on the consequences of having to repeat a class, as compared to be confronted with new course material in the next class.This paper, therefore, aims at generating empirical evidence on the effect of class repetition on individual educational attainment. Since an experimental study is precluded,we utilize an instrumental variable approach to control for unobserved heterogeneity between respondents.Our estimation results suggest that there exists a negative association between repeating a class and educational attainment. However, taking unobserved heterogeneity into account yields a statistically significant and quantitatively substantial positive effect of class repetition on educational outcomes.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRWI Discussion Papers No. 19en_US
dc.subject.jelI21en_US
dc.subject.jelJ13en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordSchooling Degreeen_US
dc.subject.keywordInstrumental Variables Estimationen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsniveauen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsverhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleShot Across the Bow, Stigma or Selection? : The Effect of Repeating a Class on Educational Attainmenten_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn392684861en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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