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The cost of grade retention

Manacorda, Marco (2012) The cost of grade retention. Review of Economics and Statistics, 94 (2). pp. 596-606. ISSN 0034-6535

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Abstract

This paper uses administrative longitudinal microdata on junior high school students in Uruguay to measure the effect of grade failure on students' subsequent school outcomes. Exploiting the discontinuity induced by a rule establishing automatic grade failure for pupils with more than three failed subjects, I show that grade failure leads to substantial dropout and lower educational attainment even four to five years after grade failure occurred.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.mitpressjournals.org/loi/rest
Additional Information: © 2012 The President and Fellows of Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Sets: Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2013 11:12
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/54975/

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