Two Essays on Students' Homework Time in High School

Two Essays on Students' Homework Time in High School

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The second essay examines the extent to which high school students respond to education and labor market incentives when making decisions about homework, and whether or not to drop out of high school. Student and state fixed effects estimators as well as a discrete time hazard model are used to estimate these effects. I find that students' choices about homework and enrollment both respond to labor market incentives in similar ways. Students are less likely to drop out of high school and complete more homework when more education-intensive industries are present in their state. Higher unemployment rates are associated with lower dropout probabilities and a decrease in the amount of homework completed. Finally, young women, low income students, and low achieving students increase their enrollment and homework time in response to a higher minimum wage.additional homework on achievement. By testing the impact of these policies using nationally representative data, this study avoids the sample selection problems that accompany comparisons of charter school studentsa#39; test scores with thoseanbsp;...

Title:Two Essays on Students' Homework Time in High School
Author:Steven McMullen
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008


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