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dc.contributor.authorCinnirella, Francescoen_US
dc.contributor.authorPiopiunik, Marcen_US
dc.contributor.authorWinter, Joachimen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-23en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-18T11:18:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-08-18T11:18:01Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/38900-
dc.description.abstractSeveral studies have shown that body height is positively associated with educational attainment. In this paper, we investigate the mechanisms behind this relationship using data on German pre-teen students. We show that (i) taller children are more likely to enroll in 'Gymnasium', the most academic secondary school track, and that (ii) primary school teachers give better recommendations to taller students. This holds even when controlling for academic achievement and parental background. In addition, we present some evidence that height and social skills are positively associated already at age 2-3. Our results imply that controlling for social skills would significantly reduce estimates of the height-school premium. With respect to education policy, our findings suggest that early school tracking might increase disadvantages for students with low social skills.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper Economics of Education 2983en_US
dc.subject.jelI21en_US
dc.subject.jelI28en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordheighten_US
dc.subject.keywordeducational trackingen_US
dc.subject.keywordeducational attainmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordsocial skillsen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsniveauen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsabschlussen_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheiten_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Kompetenzen_US
dc.subject.stwAllgemeinbildende Schuleen_US
dc.subject.stwSchüleren_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleWhy does height matter for educational Attainment? Evidence from German pre-teen childrenen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn622408534en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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