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Student Status and Academic Performance: Accounting for the Symptom of Long Duration of Studies in Greece

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This study employs administrative and survey data to assess the relationship between students’ socioeconomic background and educational outcomes, using regression and quantile regression methods. We take into account the existing institutional framework which allows differentiation in the duration of studies among students. We examine the association of students’ status ? working and non-working ? with degree grades and whether the documented negative influence of long duration of studies on grades is associated to students’ status. The findings reject both hypotheses; working students do not achieve lower grades than their non-working peers; the negative impact of the length of studies on grades is not linked to status, and affects both working and non-working students in the same way.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Macedonia in its series Discussion Paper Series with number 2011_04.

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Date of creation: Mar 2011
Date of revision: Mar 2011
Handle: RePEc:mcd:mcddps:2011_04

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  1. Stavros Rodokanakis & Vasileios A. Vlachos Author-Workplace-Department of European and International Studies, University of Macedonia, 2012. "Measuring the Unemployment Risk in Northern Greece from the LFS Micro-Data during the Period 1994-2006," Review of Economic Analysis, Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis, Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis, vol. 4(2), pages 224-246, December.

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