Repetition: Medicine for a Short-Run Remission
This paper estimates the treatment effect of grade repetition on subsequent schooling performances in France. We correct for potential selection issues associated with grade retention, using a multi-stage econometric model. We find that early grade repetition (Grade 1 or 2) leads to an increase in test scores in the very short-run (in grade 3) but this positive effect is only transitory, as it becomes negative 3 or 4 years after the retention (in grade 6).
|Date of creation:||May 2012|
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|Publication status:||Published in Annales d'Économie et de Statistique, n°111-112, Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques, Paris, 2014, p.�227-250.|
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