The information value of central school exams

Cite This

Files in this item

Files Size Format View

There are no files associated with this item.

SCHWERDT, Guido, Ludger WOESSMANN, 2017. The information value of central school exams. In: Economics of Education Review. 56, pp. 65-79. ISSN 0272-7757. eISSN 1873-7382. Available under: doi: 10.1016/j.econedurev.2016.11.005

@article{Schwerdt2017infor-32803, title={The information value of central school exams}, year={2017}, doi={10.1016/j.econedurev.2016.11.005}, volume={56}, issn={0272-7757}, journal={Economics of Education Review}, pages={65--79}, author={Schwerdt, Guido and Woessmann, Ludger} }

<rdf:RDF xmlns:dcterms="" xmlns:dc="" xmlns:rdf="" xmlns:bibo="" xmlns:dspace="" xmlns:foaf="" xmlns:void="" xmlns:xsd="" > <rdf:Description rdf:about=""> <dc:creator>Schwerdt, Guido</dc:creator> <bibo:uri rdf:resource=""/> <dcterms:abstract xml:lang="eng">The central vs. local nature of high-school exit exam systems can have important repercussions on the labor market. By increasing the informational content of grades, central exams may improve the sorting of students by productivity. To test this, we exploit the unique German setting where students from states with and without central exams work on the same labor market. Our difference-in-difference model estimates whether the earnings difference between individuals with high and low grades differs between central and local exams. We find that the earnings premium for a one standard-deviation increase in high-school grades is indeed 6% when obtained on central exams but less than 2% when obtained on local exams. Choices of higher-education programs and of occupations do not appear major channels of this result.</dcterms:abstract> <dc:contributor>Schwerdt, Guido</dc:contributor> <dc:creator>Woessmann, Ludger</dc:creator> <dc:contributor>Woessmann, Ludger</dc:contributor> <dc:language>eng</dc:language> <dc:date rdf:datatype="">2017-02-03T13:05:07Z</dc:date> <dcterms:title>The information value of central school exams</dcterms:title> <dcterms:issued>2017</dcterms:issued> <dcterms:isPartOf rdf:resource=""/> <dspace:isPartOfCollection rdf:resource=""/> <void:sparqlEndpoint rdf:resource="http://localhost/fuseki/dspace/sparql"/> <dcterms:available rdf:datatype="">2017-02-03T13:05:07Z</dcterms:available> <foaf:homepage rdf:resource="http://localhost:8080/jspui"/> </rdf:Description> </rdf:RDF>

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Version History

Version Item Date Summary Publication Version

*Selected version

Search KOPS


My Account