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Title:Are we spending too many years in school? Causal evidence of the impact of shortening secondary school duration PDF Logo
Authors:Büttner, Bettina
Thomsen, Stephan L.
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:ZEW Discussion Papers 10-011
Abstract:This paper analyzes the impact of shortening the duration of secondary schooling on the accumulation of human capital. In 2003, an educational policy reform was enacted in Saxony-Anhalt, a German state, providing a natural experimental setting. The thirteenth year of schooling was eliminated for those students currently attending the ninth grade. Tenth grade students were unaffected. The academic curriculum remained almost unaltered. Using primary data from the double cohort of Abitur graduates in 2007, significant negative effects were discovered for both genders in mathematics and for females only in English. The effects on literature were not statistically significant.
Subjects:student performance
school duration
learning intensity
natural experiment
JEL:I21
J18
C21
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:ZEW Discussion Papers
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