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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 comeunder heavy criticism recently. Many observers fear that this practice is, atbest, useless or even counterproductive. However, little is known so far on theconsequences of having to repeat a class, as compared to be confronted withnew course material in the next class.This paper, therefore, aims at generatingempirical evidence on the effect of class repetition on individual educationalattainment. Since an experimental study is precluded,we utilize an instrumentalvariable approach to control for unobserved heterogeneity betweenrespondents.Our estimation results suggest that there exists a negative associationbetween repeating a class and educational attainment. However, takingunobserved heterogeneity into account yields a statistically significant andquantitatively substantial positive effect of class repetition on educationaloutcomes.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aRWI Discussion Papers |x19en_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-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:rwidps:19-

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