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ERIC Number: EJ1005255
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0964-5292
Increasing the Admission Rate to Upper Secondary School: The Case of Lower Secondary School Student Career Guidance
Hoest, Anders; Jensen, Vibeke Myrup; Nielsen, Lisbeth Palmhoej
Education Economics, v21 n3 p213-229 2013
Although several studies investigate the effects of school resources on student performance, these studies tend to focus more on intervention effect sizes than on their cost-effectiveness. Exploiting policy-induced variation in Denmark and using high-quality administrative data, we investigate the effects of a school intervention that introduces structured student career guidance in lower secondary school on upper secondary school admission. Disregarding the sunk-cost of implementation, the reform was cost-neutral. In a difference-in-difference framework, we find that the reform increases admission to upper secondary school between 4.0 and 6.3 percentage points for immigrants, but shows at best small improvements for the native students. (Contains 4 tables, 4 figures and 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Denmark