NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
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Do High School Exit Exams Influence Educational Attainment or Labor Market Performance?

Thomas S. Dee, Brian A. Jacob

NBER Working Paper No. 12199
Issued in May 2006

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We would like to thank Adam Gamoran and the participants at the %u201CWill Standards-Based Reform in Education Help Close the Poverty Gap?%u201D conference at the University of Wisconsin%u2019s Institute for Research on Poverty for helpful suggestions. We would like to thank Wei Ha and J.D. LaRock for excellent research assistance. All remaining errors are our own. Jacob can be contacted at: John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA 02138; email: brian_jacob@harvard.edu. Dee can be reached at Department of Economics, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA 19081; email: dee@swarthmore.edu.

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