Do School Reforms Shape Study Behavior at University? Evidence From an Instructional Time Reform

  title={Do School Reforms Shape Study Behavior at University? Evidence From an Instructional Time Reform},
  author={Jakob Schwerter and Nicolai Netz and Nicolas Hubner},
  journal={SSRN Electronic Journal},
Early-life environments can have long-lasting developmental effects. Interestingly, research on how school reforms affect later-life study behavior has hardly adopted this perspective. Therefore, we investigated a staggered school reform that reduced the number of school years and increased weekly instructional time for secondary school students in most German federal states. We analyzed this quasi-experiment in a difference-in-differences framework using representative large-scale survey data… 

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