2-2010 Do School Entry Laws Affect Educational Attainment and Labor Market Outcomes ?

  title={2-2010 Do School Entry Laws Affect Educational Attainment and Labor Market Outcomes ?},
  author={Carlos E. Dobkin and Fernando V. Ferreira},
Age based school entry laws force parents and educators to consider an important tradeoff: though students who are the youngest in their school cohort typically have poorer academic performance, on average, they have slightly higher educational attainment. In this paper we document that for a large cohort of California and Texas natives the school entry laws increased educational attainment of students who enter school early, but also lowered their academic performance while in school. However… CONTINUE READING

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