Disrupted Academic Careers: The Returns to Time Off after High School

This paper asks how academic breaks after high school affect individuals¿ college and labor market outcomes. We exploit a policy that altered academic calendars in two regions of Colombia, which caused thousands of high school graduates to have to wait an extra semester to start college. Using admin...

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Autores Principales: de Roux, Nicolás, Riehl, Evan
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Lenguaje:Español (Spanish)
Publicado: Universidad de los Andes, Facultad de Economía, CEDE 2020
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spelling ir-1992-458722020-09-16T20:19:42Z Disrupted Academic Careers: The Returns to Time Off after High School de Roux, Nicolás Riehl, Evan Returns to Education College Enrollment Academic Breaks I23, I26, J24 This paper asks how academic breaks after high school affect individuals¿ college and labor market outcomes. We exploit a policy that altered academic calendars in two regions of Colombia, which caused thousands of high school graduates to have to wait an extra semester to start college. Using administrative data and a synthetic control design, we show that the academic break caused many students to forgo enrolling in college at all. High-ability students who did not attend college had lower earnings seven years later, but forgoing college had little effect on earnings for lower-ability students. 2020-09-11T22:07:39Z 2020-09-11T22:07:39Z 2020 document publishedVersion 1657-5334 http://hdl.handle.net/1992/45872 1657-7191 spa Documentos CEDE No. 37 Septiembre de 2020 Al consultar y hacer uso de este recurso, está aceptando las condiciones de uso establecidas por los autores. openAccess Universidad de los Andes, Facultad de Economía, CEDE instname:Universidad de los Andes reponame:Repositorio Institucional Séneca
institution Universidad de los Andes
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language Español (Spanish)
topic Returns to Education
College Enrollment
Academic Breaks
I23, I26, J24
spellingShingle Returns to Education
College Enrollment
Academic Breaks
I23, I26, J24
de Roux, Nicolás
Riehl, Evan
Disrupted Academic Careers: The Returns to Time Off after High School
description This paper asks how academic breaks after high school affect individuals¿ college and labor market outcomes. We exploit a policy that altered academic calendars in two regions of Colombia, which caused thousands of high school graduates to have to wait an extra semester to start college. Using administrative data and a synthetic control design, we show that the academic break caused many students to forgo enrolling in college at all. High-ability students who did not attend college had lower earnings seven years later, but forgoing college had little effect on earnings for lower-ability students.
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Riehl, Evan
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title Disrupted Academic Careers: The Returns to Time Off after High School
title_short Disrupted Academic Careers: The Returns to Time Off after High School
title_full Disrupted Academic Careers: The Returns to Time Off after High School
title_fullStr Disrupted Academic Careers: The Returns to Time Off after High School
title_full_unstemmed Disrupted Academic Careers: The Returns to Time Off after High School
title_sort disrupted academic careers: the returns to time off after high school
publisher Universidad de los Andes, Facultad de Economía, CEDE
publishDate 2020
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