The effect of school starting age on academic performance in Hungary
AbstractThe study estimates the effect of school starting age on academic performance for Hungarian grade four students using the "Progress in International Reading Literacy Study" (PIRLS) and the "Trends in Mathematics and Science Study" (TIMMS). The study uses the control function approach, exploiting the exogenous variation in school starting age driven by the children's month of birth and the cut-off date regulation for enrolment. The results indicate a positive age effect on Reading, Mathematics and Science performance.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institute of Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences in its series Budapest Working Papers on the Labour Market with number 0702.
Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2007
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Education; student test scores; enrolment age; identification;
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- I28 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Government Policy
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2008-06-21 (All new papers)
- NEP-EDU-2008-06-21 (Education)
- NEP-URE-2008-06-21 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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