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Central Exams and Adult Skills: Evidence from PIAAC

Lisa Leschnig, Guido Schwerdt () and Katarina Zigova
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Lisa Leschnig: Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg, Germany

No 202106, IAB-Discussion Paper from Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany]

Abstract: "Central exams are often hypothesized to favorably affect incentive structures in schools. Indeed, previous research provides vast evidence on the positive effects of central exams on student test scores. But critics warn that these effects may arise through the strategic behavior of students and teachers, which may not affect human capital accumulation in the long run. Exploiting variation in examination types across school systems and over time, we provide the first evidence that central exams positively affect adult skills. However, our estimates are small compared to the existing estimates for students, which may indicate some fade-out in the effect on skills over time." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

Keywords: Belgien; Bundesrepublik Deutschland; Chile; Dänemark; Estland; Finnland; Frankreich; Griechenland; Großbritannien; Irland; Israel; Italien; Japan; Kanada; Litauen; Neuseeland; Niederlande; Norwegen; Österreich; Polen; Schweden; Singapur; Slowakei; Slowenien; Südkorea; Tschechische Republik; Türkei; USA; Zypern; Auswirkungen; Erwachsene; Humankapital; internationaler Vergleich; kognitive Fähigkeit; Qualifikation; Schulabschluss; Sekundarbereich; Zentralisierung; Abschlussprüfungen; 2011-2015 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I20 J24 J31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 49 pages
Date: 2021-04-13
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