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The Scope for Promoting Equal Opportunity in Education: Evidence from the Kibbutz

  • Moshe Justman


    (Department of Economics, Ben Gurion University and Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, Beer-Sheva, Israel)

  • Yaakov Gilboa


    (Department of Applied Economics, Sapir Academic College, M.P. Hof Ashkelon, Israel)

We compare the link between parents’ schooling and their children’s college-entrance test scores in Israeli kibbutzim (communal villages) and in the general population. Though kibbutzim are committed to an egalitarian ethos and provide all kibbutz children with similar need-based access to educational resources, we still find a substantial link between kibbutz parents’ schooling and their children’s test scores—roughly three-fifths its size in the general population. This confirms the importance of non-pecuniary channels of parental influence on education and provides an informative reference point on the practical scope for reducing origin dependence in education through public policy. © 2012 Association for Education Finance and Policy

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Article provided by MIT Press in its journal Education Finance and Policy.

Volume (Year): 7 (2012)
Issue (Month): 4 (September)
Pages: 489-515

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Handle: RePEc:tpr:edfpol:v:7:y:2012:i:4:p:489-515
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