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Catholic Schools, Dropout Rates and Educational Attainment

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  • Sander, William
  • Krautmann, Anthony C

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This paper examines the effect of Catholic schooling on high-school dropout rates and educational attainment. Particular attention is given to the effect of selection into the Catholic school sector. After adjusting for self-selection, the authors find that sophomores in the Catholic schools are still substantially more likely to graduate with their class. It is also shown that seniors in the Catholic schools are not more likely to acquire more schooling than other seniors if selection is taken into account. Copyright 1995 by Oxford University Press.

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  • Sander, William & Krautmann, Anthony C, 1995. "Catholic Schools, Dropout Rates and Educational Attainment," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 33(2), pages 217-233, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:ecinqu:v:33:y:1995:i:2:p:217-33
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