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Title: Educational outcomes and socioeconomic status: A decomposition analysis for middle-income countries
Author: Nieto, Sandra
Ramos Lobo, Raúl
Keywords: Qualitat de l'ensenyament
Eficàcia de l'ensenyament
Programes de millora de l'eficàcia escolar
Innovacions educatives
Educational quality
Effective teaching
School improvement programs
Educational innovations
Issue Date: Sep-2015
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Abstract: This article analyzes the factors that explain the gap in educational outcomes between the top and bottom quartile of students in different countries, according to their socioeconomic status. To do so, it uses PISA microdata for 10 middle-income and 2 high-income countries, and applies the Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition method. Its results show that students' individual variables only explain differences in high-income countries; meanwhile, school and teacher quality, and better practices, matter even in different institutional settings. From a policy perspective, this evidence supports actions to improve school and teacher quality in order to reduce cross-country differences and differences between students at the top and bottom of socioeconomic distribution.
Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition
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It is part of: Prospects, 2015, vol. 45, num. 3, p. 325-343
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ISSN: 0033-1538
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Econometria, Estadística i Economia Aplicada)

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