Immigrant Examination Behavior
Gil Epstein () and
No 12758, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)
In this paper, we estimate differences in examination behavior between immigrants and natives, by examining differences in the propensity to forego a passing grade on a final exam in order to retake that final exam. Retaking a final exam involves some level of uncertainty, so differences in examination behavior may be due to differences in motivation, risk-taking, and discipline. We find that immigrants are about 2 percentage points more likely to retake a passed exam than natives. This represents a large difference given a baseline retake rate of about 6.5 percentage points.
Keywords: immigrant-native differences; examination behavior; uncertainty; motivation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J15 I23 D81 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 43 pages
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