Redshirting, Compulsory Schooling Laws, and Educational Attainment
AbstractA wide literature uses date of birth as an instrument to study the causal effects of educational attainment. This paper shows how parents delaying their childrenâ€™s initial enrollment in kindergarten, a practice known as redshirting, can make estimates obtained through this identification framework all but impossible to interpret. A latent index model is used to illustrate how the monotonicity assumption in this framework is violated if redshirting decisions are made in a setting of essential heterogeneity. Empirical evidence is presented from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class (ECLS-K) data set that favors this scenario; redshirting is common and heterogeneity in the treatment effect of educational attainment is likely a factor in parents' redshirting decisions.
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Volume (Year): 37 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
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- Dionissi Aliprantis, 2010. "Redshirting, compulsory schooling laws, and educational attainment," Working Paper 1012, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
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