Persistence and Academic Success in University
AbstractWe use a unique set of linked administrative data to explore the determinants of persistence and academic success in university. The explanatory power of high school grades greatly dominates that of other variables such as university program, gender, and neighbourhood and high school characteristics. Indeed, characteristics such as average neighbourhood income or high school standardized test scores have weak links with suc-cess in university. These results raise challenging questions of what lies behind the variation in high school grades and what mix of individual, home, and school inputs ultimately accounts for university outcomes.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by University of Toronto Press in its journal Canadian Public Policy.
Volume (Year): 38 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
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- Martin D. Dooley & A. Abigail Payne & A. Leslie Robb, 2011. "Persistence and Academic Success in University," Department of Economics Working Papers 2011-08, McMaster University.
- Dooley, Martin D. & Payne, A. Abigail & Robb, A. Leslie, 2012. "Persistence and Academic Success in University," CLSSRN working papers, Vancouver School of Economics clsrn_admin-2012-7, Vancouver School of Economics, revised 19 Feb 2012.
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