Sarah Dahmann, Daniel D. Schnitzlein
- 13.09.2016| Bildungswege – Mechanismen der Selektion und Selbstselektion: 3. Jahrestagung des Berliner Netzwerks für interdisziplinäre Bildungsforschung (BIEN)
This paper investigates the effects of receiving a reward on effort of college freshmen. In our case, students could earn bonus points for their final exam if they passed a mid-term pre-exam. Based on administrative data from University records, we compare students who barely passed the pre-exam to those who failed in the exam. Difference-in-differences and regression discontinuity estimations...
David Kiss, Malte Sandner, Daniel D. Schnitzlein
- 18.06.2016| 30th Annual Conference of the European Society for Population Economics: ESPE 2016
This paper estimates sibling correlations in cognitive skills and non-cognitive skills to evaluate the importance of family background for skill formation. The study is based on a large representative German dataset, which includes IQ test scores and measures of noncognitive skills. Using a Restricted Maximum Likelihood model we find substantial influences of family background on the formation of...
Silke Anger, Daniel D. Schnitzlein
- 27.08.2015| 30th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association: EEA 2015
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