IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this article

Travail des élèves et performance scolaire

Listed author(s):
  • Denis Meuret
  • Claire Bonnard

The academic productivity of schoolwork, measured as the ratio between academic achievement and global time devoted to schoolwork, varies heavily from country to country. Countries whose students declare the highest working time, also those where religiosity is the highest, have the lowest scores. However, part of these observations may be due to a desirability bias in students’ declarations, of which the exact importance is hard to determine. Among students of a same country, working time vary more or less according to the country, and more or less in relation with their performance and their social background. In some, working time is about the same for all students, in others, more work is requested from high performing students or from high SES students. Generally speaking, the effect of working time on the effectiveness of school system seems to be at best nil, while the effect of its distribution among students seems to affect, albeit weakly, their equity.

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

File URL:
Download Restriction: free

File URL:
Download Restriction: free

Article provided by Dalloz in its journal Revue d'économie politique.

Volume (Year): 120 (2010)
Issue (Month): 5 ()
Pages: 793-821

in new window

Handle: RePEc:cai:repdal:redp_205_0793
Contact details of provider: Web page:

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:cai:repdal:redp_205_0793. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Jean-Baptiste de Vathaire)

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.