Education policy and equality of opportunity

SUMMARY We provide a measure of equality of educational opportunity in 54 countries, estimated as the effect of family background on student performance in two international TIMSS tests. Using cross‐country variation in education policies and its interaction with family background at the student lev...

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Volume: 61
Main Author: Schütz, Gabriela
Ursprung, Heinrich W
Wößmann, Ludger
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Academic
Place of publication: Oxford, UK Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2008
Wiley Blackwell
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published in: Kyklos (Basel) Vol. 61; no. 2; pp. 279 - 308
Data of publication: 2008
ISSN: 0023-5962
EISSN: 1467-6435
Discipline: Social Sciences (General)
Bibliography: Wößmann: University of Munich, Ifo Institute for Economic Research, CESifo and IZA, Poschingerstr. 5, 81679 Munich, Germany
Schütz: Ifo Institute for Economic Research, Poschingerstr. 5, 81679 Munich, Germany
For helpful comments and discussion, we would like to thank Steve Machin, Winfried Pohlmeier, Joachim Winter and the editors, as well as participants at the joint SOLE/EALE World Conference on Labor Economics in San Francisco, the conferences of the International Economic Association in Marrakech and the German Economic Association in Bonn, and at seminars at the universities of Louvain‐La‐Neuve, Dortmund, Zurich and St. Gallen.
Ursprung: Department of Economics, University of Konstanz and CESifo, Box D‐138, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
Series: Kyklos
Online Access: available in Bonn?
Database: FIS Bildung Literaturdatenbank
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