Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/90014
Authors: 
Diaz-Serrano, Luis
Pérez, Jessica
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper 7793
Abstract: 
Using panel data for non-OECD countries covering the period 1970-2012, this paper analyzes the impact of the duration of primary education on school enrollment, drop-outs and completion rates. The empirical results show that for children in elementary school one additional grade of primary education has a negative impact on enrollment rate, while the effect on drop-outs is positive. Analogously, we also observed that an additional grade in primary education reduces the enrollment rate in secondary education. These results are in line with the fertility model approach; that is, in developing and underdeveloped countries parents do not have incentive to send children to school given the high perceived present economic value of children.
Subjects: 
primary education
school achievement
political institutions
educational reforms
JEL: 
I21
I25
I28
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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