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Choosing Between School Systems

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  • Volker Meier

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Hierarchical and comprehensive school systems are compared with respect to efficiency. At given ability, a student?s probability of not completing school rises with increasing mean ability in class. Both school systems can yield identical average failure rates. Given that output losses in case of failure are stronger for more talented students, the comprehensive school system will generally lead to a higher total income.

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Paper provided by CESifo Group Munich in its series CESifo Working Paper Series with number 389.

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Date of creation: 2000
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Handle: RePEc:ces:ceswps:_389

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Keywords: Education; school system;

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Cited by:
  1. Nikos Benos, 2005. "Education Systems, Growth and Welfare," University of Cyprus Working Papers in Economics 5-2005, University of Cyprus Department of Economics.
  2. Nikos Benos, 2004. "Education Policies and Economic Growth," University of Cyprus Working Papers in Economics 4-2004, University of Cyprus Department of Economics.

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