How important are omitted variables, censored scores and self-selection in analysing high-school academic achievement?

Using a rich longitudinal data set from birth, we explore three estimation issues related to academic performance analysis. Our paper primarily examines the effect of omitting childhood and teenage characteristics (childhood ability, parental resources at different times and peer effects), which are...

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Volume: 14
Main Author: Kalb, Guyonne
Maani, Sholeh
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Place of publication: Perth Curtin University of Technology 01.12.2011
published in: Australian journal of labour economics Vol. 14; no. 3; pp. 307 - 332
Data of publication: Dec 2011
ISSN: 1328-1143
Discipline: Economics
Online Access: Fulltext
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