Parental Love is Not Blind

03 July 2018

FBK-IRVAPP is pleased to invite you to the following seminar:
​​“Parental Love is Not Blind

With the participation of: Ainhoa Aparicio Fenoll

Language The seminar is held in English.

Bio Ainhoa Aparicio-Fenoll is currently an Assistant Professor at Collegio Carlo Alberto in
Turin. She received her PhD in Economics in 2010 at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. The
title of her dissertation was “The Effect of Product Market Competition on Job
Instability”. Her research interests lie in the fields of Labor, Education, Migration and
Family Economics, Applied Econometrics. Up to now, she has worked on issues
related to job quality, the implications of product market competition for the labor
market, the economics of migration, group interactions and network effects, the
economics of education, the implications of economic booms for education decisions,
recessions and babies’ health, the impact of education policies on migration flows,
and language economics.

Abstract In many countries parents can choose whether their children start elementary school
one year earlier. Like many other educational decisions, this choice has lasting
consequences that can depend on each child’s characteristics. Which children are
sent to school early? How are they affected by this decision? To answer these
questions, we exploit a feature of the Italian education system: only children born
between January and April can start elementary school one year early. We use data
on standardized tests taken by all students in Italy. We find that there is positive
selection: students who start early have higher ability. Moreover, for those children,
the penalty associated to early start is smaller.

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July 5, 2018
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