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Attainment in secondary school

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

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Abstract

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)
Official URL: http://cep.lse.ac.uk
Additional Information: © 1997 the authors
Library of Congress subject classification: L Education > L Education (General)
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 341
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2008 15:26
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/20347/

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