Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/223930
Authors: 
Baert, Stijn
Picchio, Matteo
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers No. 13488
Abstract: 
This article contributes to the nascent literature on the effect of grade retention in school on later labour market success. A field experiment is conducted to rule out the endogeneity of both outcomes. More concretely, various treatments of grade retention are randomly assigned to fictitious résumés sent in application to real vacancies. Overall, grade retention does not significantly affect positive call-back by employers. However, when narrowing in on vacancies for occupations where on-the-job training is important, job candidates with a record of grade retention are 16% less likely to receive a positive reaction. This finding is consistent with Queuing theory.
Subjects: 
grade retention
hiring youth
training
signalling
queuing
JEL: 
I21
J23
J70
C93
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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