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The Benefits of Delayed Primary School Enrollment: Discontinuity Estimates Using Exact Birth Dates

The Benefits of Delayed Primary School Enrollment: Discontinuity Estimates Using Exact Birth Dates Abstract: The paper estimates the effect of delayed school enrollment on student outcomes, using administrative data on Chilean students that include exact birth dates. Regression-discontinuity estimates, based on enrollment cutoffs, show that a one-year delay decreases the probability of repeating first grade by two percentage points, and increases fourth and eighth grade test scores by more than 0.3 standard deviations, with larger effects for boys. The paper concludes with implications for enrollment age policy. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Human Resources University of Wisconsin Press

The Benefits of Delayed Primary School Enrollment: Discontinuity Estimates Using Exact Birth Dates

Journal of Human Resources , Volume 43 (1) – Apr 4, 2008

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Abstract

Abstract: The paper estimates the effect of delayed school enrollment on student outcomes, using administrative data on Chilean students that include exact birth dates. Regression-discontinuity estimates, based on enrollment cutoffs, show that a one-year delay decreases the probability of repeating first grade by two percentage points, and increases fourth and eighth grade test scores by more than 0.3 standard deviations, with larger effects for boys. The paper concludes with implications for enrollment age policy.

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Journal of Human ResourcesUniversity of Wisconsin Press

Published: Apr 4, 2008

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