The Effect of Minimum Academic Requirements to Participate in Sports on High School Graduation ́

@inproceedings{VidalFernandez2012TheEO,
  title={The Effect of Minimum Academic Requirements to Participate in Sports on High School Graduation ́},
  author={Marian Vidal-Fernandez},
  year={2012}
}
During the 1970s, state interscholastic associations imposed rules requiring student athletes to pass a certain number of subjects in order to be allowed to participate in school sports. Using the NLSY together with a newly collected dataset on the stringency of the rules, I exploit variation in the rules across states to estimate their effects on high school graduation. I find that requiring students to pass one additional course is associated with a two-percentage-point increase in the… CONTINUE READING

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