|Wößmann, Ludger (2007): Fundamental determinants of school efficiency and equity: german states as a microcosm for OECD countries. CESifo Working Paper, 1981|
Cross-country evidence on student achievement might be hampered by omitted country characteristics such as language or legal differences. This paper uses cross-state variation in Germany, whose sixteen states share the same language and legal system, but pursue different education policies. The same results found previously across countries hold within Germany: Higher mean student performance is associated with central exams, private school operation, and socio-economic background, but not with spending, while higher equality of opportunity is associated with reduced tracking. In a model that pools German states with OECD countries, these fundamental determinants do not differ significantly between the two samples.
|Dokumententyp:||Paper (Discussion Paper)|
Volkswirtschaft > Lehrstühle > CESifo-Professur für Empirische Innovationsökonomik
|Themengebiete:||300 Sozialwissenschaften > 330 Wirtschaft|
|Veröffentlicht am:||15. Apr. 2014 08:52|
|Letzte Änderungen:||29. Apr. 2016 09:17|