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Grade surprise and the decision to stay on into post-compulsory education

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  • Don J. Webber

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This article argues that an important influence on boys' decisions to stay on into post-compulsory education is the attainment of maths grades that differ from expectations.

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  • Don J. Webber, 2012. "Grade surprise and the decision to stay on into post-compulsory education," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 19(11), pages 1095-1099, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:19:y:2012:i:11:p:1095-1099
    DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2011.613765
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