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Skipping school and how to reduce it? The value of information and incentivizing parents vs. children

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 This is a guest post jointly authored by Damien de Walque and Christine Valente.
 
If one of our children is skipping school without our approval and if we have not excused him or her before, my wife and I quickly receive a text message (see screenshot below), an email and a phone call from the school district. A serious discussion in the evening will ensue.