Variation in Educational Outcomes and Policies across Countries and of Schools within Countries
AbstractThis study examines the variation in educational outcomes across and within countries using the TIMSS mathematics tests. It documents the wide cross-country variation in the level and dispersion of test scores. Countries with the highest test scores are those with the least inequality in scores, which suggests a “virtuous” equity-efficiency trade-off in improving educational outcomes. Analyzing the association of gender, immigrant status, and family background factors with scores, we find large cross-country differences in the relation between those factors and scores.
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Date of creation: Aug 2010
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Publication status: published as 'Inequality of Educational Outcomes: International Evidence From PISA', Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies, Special Issue on PISA, (with R. F reeman and M. Viarengo), 11, 5-20 (2011)
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- Richard Freeman & Stephen Machin & Martina Viarengo, 2010. "Variation in Educational Outcomes and Policies Across Countries and of Schools within Countries," CEE Discussion Papers, Centre for the Economics of Education, LSE 0117, Centre for the Economics of Education, LSE.
- H5 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies
- I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
- J68 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Public Policy
- O15 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
- P5 - Economic Systems - - Comparative Economic Systems
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