Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/115460
Authors: 
Frisancho Robles, Verónica
Krishna, Kala
Lychagin, Sergey
Yavas, Cemile
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IDB Working Paper Series IDB-WP-483
Abstract: 
This paper provides some evidence that repeat taking of competitive examsmay reduce the impact of background disadvantages on educational outcomes. Using administrative data on the university entrance exam in Turkey, the paper estimates cumulative learning between the first and the nth attempt while controlling for selection into retaking in terms of observed and unobserved characteristics. Large learning gains measured in terms of improvements in the exam scores are found, especially among less advantaged students.
Subjects: 
Learning
Higher education
Factor models
Selection
JEL: 
C13
C38
I23
I24
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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