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Early School Exposure, Test Scores, and Noncognitive Outcomes

Cornelissen, Thomas and Dustmann, Christian (2019) 'Early School Exposure, Test Scores, and Noncognitive Outcomes.' American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 11 (2). 35 - 63. ISSN 1945-7731

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We estimate the effects of receiving additional schooling before age 5 on cognitive and noncognitive outcomes, exploiting unique school entry rules in England that cause variation in the age at school entry and the effective length of the first school year, and combining survey data with administrative school records up to 6 years after exposure. We find significant effects on both cognitive and noncognitive outcomes at ages 5 and 7, particularly so for boys with a disadvantaged parental background. At age 11, effects on cognitive outcomes have disappeared, while there is still evidence for effects on noncognitive outcomes.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2019 13:44
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 14:15

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