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Returns to Early Formal Education: A Replication of Leuven et al. (2010)

Asaad Ismail Ali and Andrea Menclova ()

Working Papers in Economics from University of Canterbury, Department of Economics and Finance

Abstract: In the Netherlands, primary schools have a rolling admissions policy. In particular, children can individually start school right after their fourth birthday instead of starting with a cohort on a fixed date. Children with birthdays during school holidays start together at the beginning of the next term. Leuven et al. (2010) indicated that these two features of the Dutch schooling system create adequate exogenous variation in children’s enrolment opportunities to identify the effects of additional early formal education on later test scores. This study replicates Leuven et al. and finds some differences.

Keywords: Replication; early childhood education; achievement (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I21 I28 J24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2018-10-01
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