The effect of age at school entry on educational attainment in Germany

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Statementby Michael Fertig, Jochen Kluve.
SeriesDiscussion paper ;, no. 1507, Discussion paper (Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit : Online) ;, no. 1507
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In particular, German policy makers, pedagogues, parents, and teachers have since long discussed whether the traditional, established age of school entry at 6 years remains appropriate.

Policies of encouraging early school entry or increased consideration of a particular child's competency for school (Schulfähigkeit) have been by: The Effect of Age at School Entry on Educational Attainment in Germany∗ Determining the optimal age at which a child should enter school is a controversial topic The effect of age at school entry on educational attainment in Germany book education policy.

In particular, German policy makers, pedagogues, parents, and teachers have since long discussed whether the traditional, established age of school entry at 6 years. In particular, German policy makers, pedagogues, parents, and teachers have since long discussed whether the traditional, established age of school entry at 6 years remains appropriate.

Policies of. Effect of age at school entry on educational attainment in Germany Essen: RWI, 32 S., graph. Darst. (DE) Material Type: Document, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File: All Authors / Contributors: Michael Fertig. Variation in school start age created by children's date of birth provides a natural experiment for estimation of the effect of age at school entry.

Because no large data set contains information on both age at school entry and educational attainment, we use an Instrumental Variables (IV) estimator with data derived from the and Cited by:   Variation in school starting age created by children's dates of birth provides a natural experiment for estimating the effect of age at school entry.

Because no large data set contains information on both age at school entry and educational attainment, we use an instrumental variables (IV) estimator with data derived from the and Angrist and Krueger: Effect of Age at School Entry 1.

AGE AT SCHOOL ENTRY AND EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT Suppose children enter school in the fall of the year in which they turn six, and that they are required by law to stay in school until their sixteenth birthday.

Suppose also that a fixed fraction of children, ir, would like to drop out of. The Effect of Age at School Entry on Educational Attainment: An Application of Instrumental Variables with Moments from Two Samples February Journal of. The Effect of Age at School Entry on Educational Attainment: An Application of Instrumental Variables with Moments from Two Samples.

Joshua Angrist and Alan Krueger. NoNBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Abstract: This paper tests the hypothesis that compulsory school attendance laws, which typically require school attendance until a specified.

In Germany, students are streamed at age ten into an academic or nonacademic track. We demonstrate that the randomly allocated disadvantage of being born just before as opposed to just after the cutoff date for school entry leads to substantially different schooling experiences.

Relatively young students are initially only two-thirds as likely to be assigned to the academic track. The impact of starting school early on educational attainment is mediated by social factors, school policy, and socioeconomic factors, resulting in individual differences in learning outcomes.

Does the Early Bird Catch the Worm. Instrumental Variable Estimates of Early Educational Effects of Age of School Entry in Germany. Empirical. First, most of the literature focuses on the impact of age of entry at school on schooling outcomes(i.e.,academic results and educational attainment).

A strand of this literature shows that older students perform better at school in terms of academic results or performance on test scores. on the educational attainment of the girl-child at Chorkor, a suburb of Accra.

Purpose and Objectives The general purpose of this study was to find out the effect of teenage pregnancy on the education of the girl-child. The study specifically aimed to: a. Identify the factors that lead to teenage pregnancy b.

In this study we use increased access to academic-track or grammar schools in (West-) Germany as a natural experiment in order to estimate the causal effect of education on smoking and obesity.

The German secondary school system is traditionally structured as a tracked system. 2 After primary school (usually at age 10), children are sent to one. West and Varlaam, ).

So the UK countries’ compulsory school starting age of five is low by world standards. In practice, our actual school starting age is earlier still.

The official school starting age in England and Wales is the term after a child’s fifth birthday. But most English and Welsh children start school when they are four. Relative age effects for attainment are quite large (effect sizes of up to ) for young children, measured soon after they start school.

There is a smaller relative age difference among older primary children but the difference remains ‘educationally significant’ throughout primary school. At.

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This article studies the composite effect of education on young women’s entry into motherhood, using longitudinal data from Norway from to In line with previous research, we find that school enrolment delays motherhood, but having finished education there is a catching-up effect, as women who have completed at higher levels have their first child sooner than women who have.

Topics Covered: International students; educational attainment. The Educational Attainment Dataset developed by well-known economists Robert J. Barro and Jong-Wha Lee provides data on educational attainment for countries from to The data is disaggregated by sex, and is divided into five-year age intervals.

in sport activities on secondary school degrees and professional degrees. Even after controlling for important variables and selection into sport, we find strong evidence that the effect of sport on educational attainment is statistically significant and positive. JEL Classification: I21, J13, J22, J we find some positive and long-lasting effects from early education.

Specifically, pre-compulsory education (pre-school or school entry prior to age 5) was found to yield large improvements in cog-nitive tests at age 7, which, though diminished in size, remained significant throughout the school-ing years, up to age We show that the entry age that maximizes a child™s eventual educational attainment varies considerably from about age years to well over seven.

The policy experiment suggests that, in an environment where laws are strictly enforced, constraining fourth quarter children to enter late reduces average educational attainment. "Age at School Entry and Intergenerational Educational Mobility," IZA Discussion PapersInstitute of Labor Economics (IZA).

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Kevin Denny, " The effects of human capital on social capital: a cross-country analysis (version )," Working PapersSchool of. Only two studies have analyzed the effects of compositional change in educational enrollment or the age at completing education on delaying the entry to parenthood, both using standardization.

Bergouignan () reported that about half of the increase across the female French cohorts of and later in the proportions childless at ages GWU Graduate School of Education and Human Development Educational Attainment: Understanding the Data—3 I.

Introduction The level of educational attainment in the United States is a central focus of public policy. The Obama administration, large national foundations, and other organizations have set near-term. Sweetland JD, De Simone PA.

Age of entry, sex, and academic achievement in elementary school children. Psychology in the Schools ;24(4) Jones MM, Mandeville GK. The effect of age at school entry on reading achievement scores among South Carolina students.

Remedial and Special Education ;11(2) In each of the 29 countries 6 for which the OECD reported data on high school completion rates in both andthe percentage of to year-olds who had completed high school was higher in than in The OECD average percentage 7 of those with a high school education rose from 66 percent in to 79 percent in Meanwhile, in the United States the percentage who had.

Higher Education Higher Education Funding. Canada’s public higher education institutions are, to a large extent, directly funded by provincial governments, even though tuition fees have an increasingly important role in ensuring institutional solvency.

Inan estimated 49 percent of revenues for higher education institutions came from government payments while tuition fees. Investigating some possible mechanisms for this education transmission, Dixon et al.

confirm the causal effect of paternal education on literacy and numeracy skills from as early as age four, and estimate that by age sixteen, the children of parents affected by a British school leaving age reform, gained an additional of a standard.

Kansas took things even further, cutting funding for education by more than $50 million during the school year to help cover a massive $ million budget shortfall.

The artificial advantage given to autumn-born pupils in tests of educational attainment can have an impact on their wellbeing at school, and matters for pupils’ later outcomes. There are, of course, other characteristics which affect attainment – in particular, coming from a disadvantaged background (which has a much larger effect on.

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The school systems in low-SES communities are often underresourced, negatively affecting students’ academic progress and outcomes (Aikens & Barbarin, ).

Inadequate education and increased dropout rates affect children’s academic achievement, perpetuating the low-SES status of the community. Improving school systems and early.A B S T R AC T Using the German Microcensus, we study second-generation immigrants' educational attainment in Germany, focusing on the descendants of classic labour migrants.

Our results show that educational outcomes in terms of attending or completing the highest schooling track leading to the Abitur vary considerably among different ethnic groups.educational attainment, which is the sum of pre- and post migration schooling, by im-migrant generation.2 Using Current Population Survey (CPS) data, they analyze differ-ences in educational attainment by immigrant generation (first, second, and higher order generations) and among the foreign born, by country of birth and age at immi-gration.