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Assessing the patterns of selection into high school dropout and high school graduation: Evidence from South Africa

  title={Assessing the patterns of selection into high school dropout and high school graduation: Evidence from South Africa},
  author={Godstime Osekhebhen Eigbiremolen},
This paper assesses the patterns of selection into high school dropout and high school graduation using longitudinal data from South Africa. Employing a competing risks model, I estimate a reduced-form measure of self-selection and establish to what extent selection matters. Results suggest that individuals who choose to drop out of high school are not systematically different from those who complete high school education in terms of unobservables. Rather, the factors that drive selection into… 

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