Nuremberg Research Seminar in Economics on 22 December 2021 – ZOOM
You are invited to join the weekly Nuremberg Research Seminar in Economics on 22 December 2021, from 13.15 to 14.45 pm. The seminar will be held via Zoom. Kamila Cygan-Rehm (LIfBi at University of Bamberg) will be talking about „Lifetime consequences of lost instructional time in the classroom: Evidence from shortened school years“.
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This study estimates the lifetime effects of a compressed schooling duration on earnings and employment. For identification, I use historical shifts in the starting date of the school year in Germany, which shortened the duration of the affected school years by approximately one-third with no adjustments in the core curriculum. The lost instructional time in the classroom was mainly substituted by additional homework and reduced emphasis on non-core subjects. Applying a difference-in-differences design to social security records, which allow me to follow the exposed individuals nearly over their entire occupational careers, I find adverse effects of the policy on lifetime earnings and employment but not on educational attainment. Complementary analyses using survey data reveal long-lasting imprints on cognitive skills and personality traits, which seem plausible mechanisms behind the deteriorated labor market outcomes.