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The effects of the high school curriculum on school dropout

Författare och institution:
Christina Gravert (Institutionen för nationalekonomi med statistik); Katja Görlitza (-)
Publicerad i:
Applied Economics,
ISSN:
0003-6846
E-ISSN:
1466-4283
Publikationstyp:
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Publiceringsår:
2016
Språk:
engelska
Fulltextlänk:
Sammanfattning (abstract):
High school dropouts and their lower employment prospects are a major concern for developed countries. This article answers the question whether the high school curriculum has the potential to affect students’ dropout decision. Focusing on the curriculum is also motivated by the manifold curriculum reforms or reform initiatives worldwide. Using a quasi-experimental evaluation design, we identify the effects of a curriculum reform on students’ probability to drop out of high school in the short run, i.e. for the first three cohorts graduating under the new curriculum requirements. The reform increased the curriculum requirements in high school, for instance, by reducing the freedom of choice in course selection. The results show that high school dropout rates increased for males and females alike.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ->
Ekonomi och näringsliv ->
Nationalekonomi
Nyckelord:
High school curriculum reform, high school dropout, school performance
Postens nummer:
236534
Posten skapad:
2016-05-13 18:28
Posten ändrad:
2016-05-17 12:08

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