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Grade surprise and choice at 16

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  • Don J. Webber

    () (Department of Economics, Auckland University of Technology and Department of Economics, UWE, Bristol)

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

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  • Don J. Webber, 2010. "Grade surprise and choice at 16," Working Papers 1009, Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, Bristol.
  • Handle: RePEc:uwe:wpaper:1009
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    1. Rice, Patricia G, 1987. "The Demand for Post-compulsory Education in the UK and the Effects of Educational Maintenance Allowances," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 54(216), pages 465-475, November.
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    Keywords

    Bivariate probit; post-compulsory education; choice under uncertainty;

    JEL classification:

    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • C35 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions

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