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Selective Schooling, School Quality, and Labour Market Returns

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  • Harmon, C.P.
  • Walker, I.

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One of the distinctive features of schooling in England and Whales had been its stratified nature: parents may pay to send their children to "public" (i.e. private) schools, or use state-provided schooling which in turn has been divided in the past into areas where schools select by an ability test and those areas without selection by ability. Using a rich and detailed longitudinal dataset for England and Whales which contains disaggregated school quality information and peer group information we investigate the relationship between earnings at age 33 and earlier schooling during a period when school areas were changing from selective to non-selective education.

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Paper provided by College Dublin, Department of Political Economy- in its series Papers with number 97/22.

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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: 1997
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Handle: RePEc:fth:dublec:97/22

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Keywords: WAGES ; SCHOOLING;

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Cited by:
  1. Dustmann, Christian & Rajah, Najma & van Soest, Arthur, 2002. "Class Size, Education, and Wages," IZA Discussion Papers 501, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  2. Brunello, Giorgio & Checchi, Daniele, 2005. "School quality and family background in Italy," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 24(5), pages 563-577, October.
  3. Fernando Galindo-Rueda & Anna Vignoles, 2005. "The Heterogeneous Effect of Selection in Secondary Schools: Understanding the Changing Role of Ability," CEE Discussion Papers 0052, Centre for the Economics of Education, LSE.
  4. Dustmann, C. & Rajah, N. & van Soest, A., 1998. "School Quality, Exam Performance, and Career Choice," Economics Working Papers eco98/14, European University Institute.

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