NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ983152
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 41
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0022-166X
School-Entry Policies and Skill Accumulation across Directly and Indirectly Affected Individuals
Bedard, Kelly; Dhuey, Elizabeth
Journal of Human Resources, v47 n3 p643-683 Sum 2012
During the past half-century, there has been a trend toward increasing the minimum age a child must reach before entering school in the United States. States have accomplished this by moving the school-entry cutoff date earlier in the school year. The evidence presented in this paper shows that these law changes increased human capital accumulation and hence adult wages. Backing up the cutoff by one month increases average male hourly earnings by approximately 0.6 percent. The evidence also suggests that the majority of the cohort benefits from backing up the cutoff, not just those who must delay entry. (Contains 2 figures, 12 tables and 32 footnotes.)
University of Wisconsin Press. 1930 Monroe Street, Madison, WI 53711-2059. Tel: 608-263-0668; Fax: 608-263-1173; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States