Manacorda, Marco (2006) Grade failure, drop out and subsequent school outcomes: quasi-experimental evidence from Uruguayan administrative data. In: Centre for the Economics of Education Seminar, 13 Dec 2006, London, UK.
This paper uses administrative longitudinal micro data on about 100,000 Uruguayan students in public non-vocational Junior High school (grades 7-9) to identify the causal effect of grade failure on students' subsequent school outcomes. Exploiting the discontinuity in promotion rates induced by a rule that establishes that a pupil missing more than 25 days during the school year will automatically fail that grade I show that grade failure leads to substantial drop out and lower educational attainment after 4 to 5 years since the time when failure first occurred. Complementary evidence based on a change in the regime of grade promotion provides additional support for this conclusion.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Other)|
|Additional Information:||© 2006 the author|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||grade retention, school drop out, age-grade distortion, regression discontinuity.|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
L Education > L Education (General)
|Journal of Economic Literature Classification System:||I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education > I21 - Analysis of Education
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education > I22 - Educational Finance
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Time Allocation, Work Behavior, and Employment Determination and Creation; Human Capital; Retirement > J20 - General
|Sets:||Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)|
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