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School quality, educational attainment and aggregation bias

  • Fertig, Michael
  • Wright, Robert E.

Data from 31 countries participating in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is used to estimate education production functions for reading literacy.The analysis suggests that the probability of finding statistically significant and correctly signed class size effects increases the higher the level of aggregation used to measure class size.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 88 (2005)
Issue (Month): 1 (July)
Pages: 109-114

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  1. Hanushek, E.A.omson, W., 1996. "Assessing the Effects of School Resources on Student Performance : An Update," RCER Working Papers 424, University of Rochester - Center for Economic Research (RCER).
  2. Christian Dustmann, 2003. "The Class Size Debate and Educational Mechanisms: Editorial," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 113(485), pages F1-F2, February.
  3. Hanushek, Eric A & Rivkin, Steven G & Taylor, Lori L, 1996. "Aggregation and the Estimated Effects of School Resources," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 78(4), pages 611-27, November.
  4. Hanushek, Eric A., 2006. "School Resources," Handbook of the Economics of Education, Elsevier.
  5. Hanushek, Eric A, 1986. "The Economics of Schooling: Production and Efficiency in Public Schools," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 24(3), pages 1141-77, September.
  6. Fertig, Michael & Schmidt, Christoph M., 2002. "The Role of Background Factors for Reading Literacy: Straight National Scores in the PISA 2000 Study," IZA Discussion Papers 545, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
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