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Testing the validity of the compulsory schooling law instrument

Benjamin Bolzern and Martin Huber ()

Economics Letters, 2017, vol. 159, issue C, 23-27

Abstract: Based on Huber and Mellace (2015) and Kitagawa (2015), we test the validity of compulsory schooling laws as instrument for endogenous schooling choices in the SHARE data. We do not refute the instrument, but acknowledge that its validity might be violated even if testable implications hold.

Keywords: Instrumental variable; Schooling laws; Schooling reforms; Treatment effects; LATE; Tests (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C26 I12 I21 I28 J24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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