Schooling effects on subsequent university performance: evidence for the UK university population
UNSPECIFIED. (2005) Schooling effects on subsequent university performance: evidence for the UK university population. ECONOMICS OF EDUCATION REVIEW, 24 (5). pp. 549-562. ISSN 0272-7757Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econdurev.2004.07.016
From a unique data set identifying the school attended prior to university for a full cohort of UK university students; we examine the determinants of final degree classification. We exploit the detailed school-level information and focus on the influence of school characteristics; such as school type; on subsequent performance of students at university. We estimate that; on average; a male (female) graduate who attended an Independent school is 6.5 (5.4) percentage points less likely to obtain a 'good' degree than is a student who attended an LEA (that is; state-sector) school; ceteris paribus. We also find considerable variation around this average figure across different Independent schools. We find that; for males; the variation in the probability of attaining a 'good' degree according to the Independent school attended can largely be explained by the level of school fees. (c) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
|Journal or Publication Title:||ECONOMICS OF EDUCATION REVIEW|
|Publisher:||PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD|
|Official Date:||October 2005|
|Number of Pages:||14|
|Page Range:||pp. 549-562|
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