Schooling effects on subsequent university performance : evidence for the UK university population
Naylor, Robin Andrew, 1959- and Smith, Jeremy (Jeremy P.) (2002) Schooling effects on subsequent university performance : evidence for the UK university population. Working Paper. Coventry: University of Warwick. Dept. of Economics. Warwick economic research papers (No.657).
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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 across schools can largely
be explained by the level of school fees.
|Item Type:||Working or Discussion Paper (Working Paper)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Academic achievement -- Great Britain, Higher education and state -- Great Britain, Private schools -- Great Britain|
|Series Name:||Warwick economic research papers|
|Publisher:||University of Warwick. Dept. of Economics|
|Place of Publication:||Coventry|
|Official Date:||11 November 2002|
|Number of Pages:||26|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
|Version or Related Resource:||Smith, J. and Naylor, R. A. (2005). Schooling effects on subsequent university performance: evidence for the UK university population. Economics of Education Review, 24, pp.549-562.|
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