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Diferencias Regionales en Rendimiento Educativo en España: ¿La Familia lo Explica Todo?


  • José Ignacio García Pérez

    () (Department of Economics, Universidad Pablo de Olavide)

  • Marisa Hidalgo Hidalgo

    () (Department of Economics, Universidad Pablo de Olavide)

  • José Antonio Robles Zurita

    () (Department of Economics, Universidad Pablo de Olavide)


PISA 2006 results showed huge differences in educational attainment across Spanish regions. The aim of this paper is to analyze the factors explaining these differences. Our results indicate that differences in family characteristics of students from different regions are crucial in explaining them. However, we also find that differences in regional educational systems are important factors explaining differences in education outcome. The variables related to regional particularities of the educational system are important in explaining the different results in different academic areas. The implications in terms of educational policies of the latter result are many, especially for the implementation of policies to reduce regional economic disparities.

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  • José Ignacio García Pérez & Marisa Hidalgo Hidalgo & José Antonio Robles Zurita, 2010. "Diferencias Regionales en Rendimiento Educativo en España: ¿La Familia lo Explica Todo?," Working Papers 10.12, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:pab:wpaper:10.12

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    PISA; Rendimiento educativo; Análisis Regional; Descomposición de las diferencias; Sistema educativo; Políticas Públicas.;

    JEL classification:

    • H52 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Education
    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • I28 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Government Policy
    • D61 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Allocative Efficiency; Cost-Benefit Analysis
    • R50 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - General

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