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Children's Advancement Through School in Brazil: the Role of Transitory Shocks to Household Income


Suzanne Duryea


Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

September 1998

IDB Working Paper No. 312

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This paper investigates the effects of short-run economic shocks on children`s progress through school in urban Brazil using a unique panel data set. The severe problem of grade repetition in Brazil contributes to overall low education levels. Of children ages 10-15 who are enrolled in school, only 69 percent advance on average to the next grade. This paper investigates whether children`s effort on schoolwork is diminished when parents experience a transitory shock to income.

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Duryea, Suzanne, Children's Advancement Through School in Brazil: the Role of Transitory Shocks to Household Income (September 1998). IDB Working Paper No. 312. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1816004 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1816004

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Suzanne Duryea (Contact Author)
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) ( email )
1300 New York Avenue, NW
Research Department
Washington, DC 20577
United States
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