Does Compressing High School Duration Affect Students’ Stress and Mental Health? Evidence from the National Educational Panel Study
Quis, Johanna Sophie (2018): „Does Compressing High School Duration Affect Students’ Stress and Mental Health? Evidence from the National Educational Panel Study“. Berlin: De Gruyter Oldenbourg doi: 10.1515/jbnst-2018-0004.
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Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik : Journal of Economics and Statistics
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Starting in 2004/2005, the German state Baden-Wurttemberg reduced academic track duration from nine to eight years, leaving cumulative instruction time mostly unchanged. I use this change in schooling policy to identify the effect of increased schooling intensity on students’ internalizing mental health problems and perceived stress. Using data on 2306 students from the Additional Study Baden-Wurttemberg of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS), estimates show strong negative effects on internalizing mental health problems for girls and an increase in stress for both genders.
September 20, 2018