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Attainment in secondary school

Feinstein, L. and Symon, J. (1997) Attainment in secondary school. CEPDP (341). London School of Economics and Political Science. Centre for Economic Performance, London, UK. ISBN 0853282536

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This paper studies attainment in secondary schools. We estimate an education production function in which attainment depends upon parental inputs, peer group inputs and schooling inputs. We find that the most powerful parental input is parental interest in children, as assessed by teachers. We find a strong peer group effect. The school pupil-teacher ratio does not enter significantly. The only strongly endogenous variable is initial attainment. We argue that this is due to measurement error. There is some evidence that parental interest is endogenous but we do not find peer group variables to be so.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 1997 the authors
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2008 15:26
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 11:20

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