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Schooling as a Lottery: Racial Differences in School Advancement in Urban South Africa

David Lam, Cally Ardington and Murray Leibbrandt
This paper develops a stochastic model of grade repetition to analyze the large racial differences in progress through secondary school in South Africa. The model predicts that a larger stochastic component in the link between learning and measured performance will generate higher enrollment,...
Aug 2007
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