Repetition: Medicine for a Short-Run Remission
Liliane Bonnal and
Pascal Favard ()
TSE Working Papers from Toulouse School of Economics (TSE)
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).
Keywords: grade retention; treatment effect; endogeneity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Journal Article: Repetition: Medicine for a Short-run Remission (2013)
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