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Should Students Be Allowed to Miss?

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  • Paredes, Ricardo
  • Ugarte, Gabriel

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In this paper we investigate the effect of class attendance on academic performance, and evaluate the existence and importance of minimum attendance requirement thresholds. We found that attendance has a relevant and statistically significant impact on performance, together with the existence of a threshold, although contrary to the expected, not associated with a decrease in performance, which questions the existence of minimum attendance requirement.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 15583.

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Keywords: Attendance; Academic Performance; Hierarchical Models; Thresholds;

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  1. R—mulo A. Chumacero & Ricardo D. Paredes, 2012. "Vouchers, choice, and public policy: An overview," Estudios de Economia, University of Chile, Department of Economics, University of Chile, Department of Economics, vol. 39(2 Year 20), pages 115-122, December.
  2. Ricardo Paredes & Rómulo Chumacero & Juan Gallegos, 2012. "Competition Pressures and Academic Performance in a Generalized Vouchers Context," EcoMod2012 4184, EcoMod.
  3. Chumacero, Rómulo & Paredes, Ricardo, 2011. "Favored child? School choice within the family," MPRA Paper 31838, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Marcela Rom‡n & Marcela Perticar‡, 2012. "Student mobility in low quality schools: Segmentation among the most vulnerable students," Estudios de Economia, University of Chile, Department of Economics, University of Chile, Department of Economics, vol. 39(2 Year 20), pages 159-177, December.
  5. Marcela Perticara & Marcela Roman, 2012. "Student mobility in low quality schools. Segmentation among the most vulnerable students," ILADES-Georgetown University Working Papers, Ilades-Georgetown University, Universidad Alberto Hurtado/School of Economics and Bussines inv286, Ilades-Georgetown University, Universidad Alberto Hurtado/School of Economics and Bussines.

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