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Smeeding, Timothy M., Ed.; Erikson, Robert, Ed.; Jantti, Markus, Ed. – Russell Sage Foundation, 2011
Americans like to believe that theirs is the land of opportunity, but the hard facts are that children born into poor families in the United States tend to stay poor and children born into wealthy families generally stay rich. Other countries have shown more success at lessening the effects of inequality on mobility--possibly by making public…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Income, Persistence, Family Characteristics
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Micklewright, John; Schnepf, Sylke V.; Silva, Pedro N. – Economics of Education Review, 2012
Investigation of peer effects on achievement with sample survey data on schools may mean that only a random sample of the population of peers is observed for each individual. This generates measurement error in peer variables similar in form to the textbook case of errors-in-variables, resulting in the estimated peer group effects in an OLS…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sampling, Error of Measurement, Peer Groups
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Micklewright, John – 2002
The concept of social exclusion has been widely debated in Europe, though there has been little discussion of its application to children. This paper examines what is meant by exclusion of children, considering the choice of reference group, the geographical dimensions of exclusion, and the issue of who is responsible for any exclusion of…
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Children, Foreign Countries, Government Role
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Jenkins, Stephen P.; Micklewright, John; Schnepf, Sylke V. – Oxford Review of Education, 2008
New evidence is provided about the degree of social segregation in England's secondary schools, employing a cross-national perspective. Analysis is based on data for 27 industrialised countries from the 2000 and 2003 rounds of the Programme of International Student Assessment (PISA). We allow for sampling variation in the estimates. England is…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Influences, Socioeconomic Background
Adamson, Peter; Micklewright, John; Wright, Anna – 2001
Noting that injuries are the leading cause of child death in all the world's more developed countries, this report is the second in a series of "Innocenti Report Cards" designed to monitor the performance of industrialized nations in meeting the needs of their children. The report focuses on child death by injury in the member countries of the…
Descriptors: Child Safety, Children, Comparative Analysis, Developed Nations
Adamson, Peter; Brown, Giorgina; Micklewright, John; Waldman, Robert; Wright, Anna – 2002
This report compares the relative effectiveness of education systems across the developed world. Data come from the Programme for International Student Assessment, Trends in International Maths and Science Study, and the International Adult Literacy Survey. Overall, educational performance in some OECD countries is consistently better than others.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Developed Nations, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Secondary Education
Adamson, Peter; Micklewright, John; Wright, Anna – 2000
The tables of child poverty presented in this document are the most comprehensive estimates of child poverty across the industrialized world. Based on an analysis of the latest data from the Luxembourg Income Study of household surveys, the first figure shows the proportion of children living in poverty in 23 nations of the Organisation for…
Descriptors: Children, Developed Nations, Disadvantaged Youth, Economic Development
Adamson, Peter; Brown, Giorgina; Micklewright, John; Wright, Anna – 2001
This third Innocenti Report Card presents the most up-to-date and comprehensive survey so far of teenage birth rates in the industrialized world. And it attempts at least a partial analysis of why some countries have teenage birth rates that are ten or even fifteen times higher than others. The starting point is a new league table of teenage birth…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Rate, Comparative Analysis, Developed Nations
Cantwell, Migel; Fajth, Gaspar; Gantcheva, Roumiana; Kolev, Alexandre; Micklewright, John; Marnie, Sheila; Motivans, Albert – 2000
This report covers countries in transition--the 27 nations of Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States--that embarked on market and democratic reforms after the collapse of the Iron Curtain. The theme is a generation in transition--65 million young people aged 15-24. Are these youths better off? Are they healthier or…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Crime, Democracy, Economic Change