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ERIC Number: ED511565
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 0
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Variation in Educational Outcomes and Policies across Countries and of Schools within Countries. NBER Working Paper No. 16293
Freeman, Richard B.; Machin, Stephen; Viarengo, Martina
National Bureau of Economic Research
This study examines the variation in educational outcomes across and within countries using the TIMSS mathematics tests. It documents the wide cross-country variation in the level and dispersion of test scores. Countries with the highest test scores are those with the least inequality in scores, which suggests a "virtuous" equity-efficiency trade-off in improving educational outcomes. Analyzing the association of gender, immigrant status, and family background factors with scores, we find large cross-country differences in the relation between those factors and scores.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Economic Research