NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Do School Entry Laws Affect Educational Attainment and Labor Market Outcomes?

Carlos Dobkin, Fernando Ferreira

NBER Working Paper No. 14945
Issued in May 2009

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We thank David Card, Elizabeth Cascio, two anonymous referees, and the editor for useful comments and suggestions, as well as the participants of the seminars at UC Santa Cruz and NBER-Education group. An earlier version of this paper was titled “Should We Care About the Age at Which Children Enter School? The Impact of School Entry Laws on Educational Attainment and Labor Market Outcomes” (2006). Gregorio Caetano provided helpful research assistance. Fernando Ferreira would like to thank the Research Sponsor Program of the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center at Wharton for financial support. The research in this paper was conducted while the authors were Special Sworn Status researchers of the U.S. Census Bureau, at the Berkeley Census Research Data Center. Research results and conclusions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Census Bureau. This paper has been screened to ensure that no confidential data are revealed. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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