Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/73782
Authors: 
Schlotter, Martin
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Ifo Working Paper 106
Abstract: 
We study the effect of preschool attendance on secondary school track choice in Germany which is a crucial outcome that largely predicts educational pathways of children. Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, multivariate models show a significant positive association between years of preschool attendance and a child’s probability of attending the highest school track, that is, German Gymnasium. Including family fixed effects in a sibling model, our estimates become considerablysmaller and are no longer significant, indicating an upward bias in multivariate models. Accounting for several sibling-specific covariates, such as measures of innate abilityand social skills, does not change this result. The low intensity of Germany’s centerbased preschool system might be a reason for the zero effects.
Subjects: 
Preschool education
sibling models
GSOEP
JEL: 
I20
J13
J24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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