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What are the causes of educational inequalities and of their evolution over time in Europe? Evidence from PISA

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  • Veruska Oppedisano

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    (University College London)

  • Gilberto Turati

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    (Department of Economics and Public Finance, University of Torino)

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This 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.

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Paper provided by Xarxa de Referència en Economia Aplicada (XREAP) in its series Working Papers with number XREAP2010-16.

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Length: 38 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2010
Date of revision: Dec 2010
Handle: RePEc:xrp:wpaper:xreap2010-16

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Keywords: Education expenditures; educational inequalities; Oaxaca decomposition;

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  1. The evolution of educational inequalities in Europe
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  3. Freeman R B. & Machin, S. J. & Viarengo, M.G, 2011. "Inequality of Educational Outcomes: International Evidence from PISA," Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 11(3).
  4. Ziesemer, Thomas, 2011. "What Changes Gini Coefficients of Education? On the dynamic interaction between education, its distribution and growth," MERIT Working Papers 053, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT).
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