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New Evidence on the Missing Resource-Performance Link in Education

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  • Ludger Wößmann

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New evidence confirms the conclusion of former surveys that the link between school resources and student performance is generally missing in educational production. While the conventional within-country cross-section evidence remains controversial, recent contributions which control for potential resource endogeneity suggest that returns to resource usage in education are decreasing. Resources may render positive effects at very low endowment levels prevailing in many developing countries, but their effect is weak to non-existent in advanced countries. The missing resource-performance link in education also shows up in international cross-section evidence and in within-country time-series evidence.

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Paper provided by Kiel Institute for the World Economy in its series Kiel Working Papers with number 1051.

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Length: 40 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2001
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Handle: RePEc:kie:kieliw:1051

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Keywords: education production functions; determinants of student performance; resource effects;

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Cited by:
  1. Kaoru Nabeshima, 2003. "Raising the quality of secondary education in East Asia," Policy Research Working Paper Series 3140, The World Bank.
  2. Samer Al-Samarrai, 2006. "Achieving education for all: how much does money matter?," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 18(2), pages 179-206.

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