The effect of class assignment on academic performance and the labour market: Evidence from a public federal university in Brazil
Henrique Z. Motte and
Rodrigo C. Oliveira
No wp-2020-8, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)
Can students' rank in the ability distribution of their class impact their academic achievement? We aim to answer this question using a discontinuity generated by a rule for the distribution of students between classes at a prestigious Brazilian university. The rule means that in almost 30 per cent of its courses, the Federal University of Bahia allocates 50 per cent of the best students in the university entrance exam to the group that starts in the first semester, and the other 50 per cent to the group that starts in the second semester.
Keywords: Affirmative action; Brazil; Education; labour markets; Peer effect (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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