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Does the Early Bird Catch the Worm? Instrumental Variable Estimates of Educational Effects of Age of School Entry in Germany

Puhani, Patrick A. ; Weber, Andrea M. :
Does the Early Bird Catch the Worm? Instrumental Variable Estimates of Educational Effects of Age of School Entry in Germany.
[Online-Edition: http://econstor.eu/bitstream/10419/32081/1/504359754.PDF]
In: Darmstadt Discussion Papers in Economics , 151 . Darmstadt
[Report], (2005)

Offizielle URL: http://econstor.eu/bitstream/10419/32081/1/504359754.PDF

Kurzbeschreibung (Abstract)

We estimate the effect of age of school entry on educational attainment using three different data sets for Germany, sampling pupils at the end of primary school, in the middle of secondary school and several years after secondary school. Results are obtained based on instrumental variable estimation exploiting the exogenous variation in month of birth. We find robust and significant positive effects on educational attainment for pupils who enter school at seven instead of six years of age: Test scores at the end of primary school increase by about 0.42 standard deviations and years of secondary schooling increase by almost half a year.

Typ des Eintrags: Report
Erschienen: 2005
Autor(en): Puhani, Patrick A. ; Weber, Andrea M.
Titel: Does the Early Bird Catch the Worm? Instrumental Variable Estimates of Educational Effects of Age of School Entry in Germany
Sprache: Englisch
Kurzbeschreibung (Abstract):

We estimate the effect of age of school entry on educational attainment using three different data sets for Germany, sampling pupils at the end of primary school, in the middle of secondary school and several years after secondary school. Results are obtained based on instrumental variable estimation exploiting the exogenous variation in month of birth. We find robust and significant positive effects on educational attainment for pupils who enter school at seven instead of six years of age: Test scores at the end of primary school increase by about 0.42 standard deviations and years of secondary schooling increase by almost half a year.

Reihe: Darmstadt Discussion Papers in Economics
Band: 151
Ort: Darmstadt
Freie Schlagworte: education, immigration, policy, identification
Fachbereich(e)/-gebiet(e): 01 Fachbereich Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften
01 Fachbereich Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften > Volkswirtschaftliche Fachgebiete
Hinterlegungsdatum: 20 Nov 2008 08:22
Offizielle URL: http://econstor.eu/bitstream/10419/32081/1/504359754.PDF
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JEL - Classification : I21, I28, J24

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