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Schooling Quality in a Cross Section of Countries

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  • Jong-Wha Lee
  • Robert J. Barro

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We investigate the determinants of educational quality in a panel data set that includes" output and input measures for a broad number of countries. The results show that family inputs" and school resources are closely related to school outcomes, as measured by internationally" comparable test scores, repetition rates, and drop-out rates. Family characteristics income and education of parents, have strong effects on student performance. The findings also" indicate that more school resources - especially smaller class sizes but probably also higher" teacher salaries and greater school length - enhance educational outcomes."

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  • Jong-Wha Lee & Robert J. Barro, 1997. "Schooling Quality in a Cross Section of Countries," NBER Working Papers 6198, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity

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