Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-016-0609-9
Title: The impact of school entry laws on female education and teenage fertility
Authors: Tan P.L. 
Keywords: Education
Quasi-experimental
Season of birth
Teenage fertility
Issue Date: 1-Apr-2017
Publisher: Springer New York LLC
Citation: Tan P.L. (2017-04-01). The impact of school entry laws on female education and teenage fertility. Journal of Population Economics 30 (2) : 503-536. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-016-0609-9
Abstract: The literature on school entry laws in the USA suggests that school entry laws affect educational success in offsetting ways, where students born after the entry cutoff date tend to achieve higher test scores yet complete fewer years of schooling. However, the laws have little impact on a number of other outcomes, including fertility, wages, and employment. This paper has two goals. First, using a North Carolina dataset which individually links birth certificate data to school administrative records, it more fully explores the opposite impacts on educational success than previous papers and investigates why students born after the cutoff date have lower educational attainment despite doing better in school. Second, it investigates the impact of school entry laws on teenage fertility and provides some evidence that test scores and years of education have negative impacts, but that these impacts offset each other in the case of school entry laws. © 2016, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
Source Title: Journal of Population Economics
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/151343
ISSN: 9331433
DOI: 10.1007/s00148-016-0609-9
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