What are the causes of educational inequalities and of their evolution over time in Europe? Evidence from Pisa
AbstractThis paper provides evidence on the sources of differences in inequalities in educational scores in European Union member states, by decomposing them into their determining factors. Using PISA data from the 2000 and 2006 waves, the paper shows that inequalities emerge in all countries and in both period, but decreased in Germany, whilst they increased in France and Italy. Decomposition shows that educational inequalities do not only reflect background related inequality, but especially schools’ characteristics. The findings allow policy makers to target areas that may make a contribution in reducing educational inequalities. However, they appear to exert a remarkable impact on excess spending.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB) in its series Working Papers with number 2011/1.
Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: 2011
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Education expenditures; educational inequalities; Oaxaca decomposition.;
Other versions of this item:
- Veruska Oppedisano & Gilberto Turati, 2010. "What are the causes of educational inequalities and of their evolution over time in Europe? Evidence from PISA," Working Papers XREAP2010-16, Xarxa de Referència en Economia Aplicada (XREAP), revised Dec 2010.
- I2 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education
- I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2011-04-09 (All new papers)
- NEP-EDU-2011-04-09 (Education)
- NEP-EUR-2011-04-09 (Microeconomic European Issues)
- NEP-LAB-2011-04-09 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-URE-2011-04-09 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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