Batista de Oliveira, Luís Felipe Soares, Sergei S. D.
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Texto para Discussão, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA) 1706
This paper investigates the main determinants of grade repetition using the Brazilian school census between 2007 and 2010. For the first time such a study is conducted with all students in a panel. We begin with a brief analysis of attrition in the school census and then estimate logistic regressions for the probability of non-approval year-by-year. Variables of physical disability, repetition in the previous year and length of the school day are the most important determinants. Finally, we estimate a panel logit considering time effects.