Persistence and Academic Success in University
AbstractWe use a unique set of linked administrative data sets to explore the determinants of persistence and academic success in university. The explanatory power of high school grades greatly dominates that of other variables such as university program, gender, and neighbourhood and high school characteristics. Indeed, high school and neighbourhood characteristics, such as average standardized test scores for a high school or average neighbourhood income, have weak links with success in university.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by McMaster University in its series Department of Economics Working Papers with number 2011-08.
Length: 44 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2011
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university success; high school; neighbourhood.;
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- I23 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Higher Education; Research Institutions
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2011-10-15 (All new papers)
- NEP-EDU-2011-10-15 (Education)
- NEP-LAB-2011-10-15 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-SOG-2011-10-15 (Sociology of Economics)
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