Literacy and Education in Ireland
AbstractRecent media attention has focused on the low ranking of Ireland in a major international study on literacy. In this paper we examine the dataset used in these studies to consider the reason behind the low ranking. We find significant evidence that the underlying reason for this is the low level of formal schooling of older individuals, possibly due to the lack of free secondary schooling. Moreover we find that formal schooling in Ireland has a bigger effect on literacy outcomes than in either Northern Ireland or Great Britain.
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Volume (Year): 30 (1999)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
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- Denny, Kevin & Harmon, Colm & McMahon, Dorren & Redmond, Sandra, 1999. "Literacy and education in Ireland," Open Access publications from University College Dublin urn:hdl:10197/154, University College Dublin.
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- Kevin J Denny & Colm P Harmon, 2000.
"Education Policy Reform and the Return to Schooling from Instrumental Variables,"
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- Denny, Kevin & Harmon, Colm, 2000. "Education Policy Reform and the Return to Schooling from Instrumental Variables," CEPR Discussion Papers 2518, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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- Kevin J Denny & Colm P Harmon & Vincent O’Sullivan, 2003. "Functional Literacy, Educational Attainment and Earnings - A Multi-Country Comparison," Working Papers 200319, School Of Economics, University College Dublin.
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