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The effect of grade retention on secondary school performance : evidence from a natural experiment / Maria Ferreira (Maastricht University), Bart H.H. Golsteyn (Maastricht University and IZA), Sergio Parra-Cely (Maastricht University) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserFerreira Sequeda, Maria ; Golsteyn, Bart H. H. ; Parra-Cely, Sergio
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, June 2018
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 11604
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-159909 
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We study the effects of grade retention on secondary school performance by considering a change in Colombia's educative legislation. In 2010, the rule that forced schools to retain up to a 5% of students was abolished. Exploiting variation in schools' retention rates in a difference-in-differences framework, we find that retained (marginally non-retained) students improve (decline) their performance on language but not on math test scores. We suggest the school's position in the retention distribution, and the proportion of inexperienced teachers in the classroom, can be the mechanisms by which the marginally decreasing returns of grade retention are determined.