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dc.contributor.authorBüttner, Bettinaen_US
dc.contributor.authorThomsen, Stephan L.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-02en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-09T15:50:04Z-
dc.date.available2010-03-09T15:50:04Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/30153-
dc.description.abstractThis 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.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Mannheimen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesZEW Discussion Papers 10-011en_US
dc.subject.jelI21en_US
dc.subject.jelJ18en_US
dc.subject.jelC21en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordstudent performanceen_US
dc.subject.keywordschool durationen_US
dc.subject.keywordlearning intensityen_US
dc.subject.keywordnatural experimenten_US
dc.subject.stwAllgemeinbildende Schuleen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsverhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwDaueren_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsniveauen_US
dc.subject.stwLernenen_US
dc.subject.stwSachsen-Anhalten_US
dc.titleAre we spending too many years in school? Causal evidence of the impact of shortening secondary school durationen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn620078219en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:10011-
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