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ERIC Number: EJ814152
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
Schooling Effects on Undergraduate Performance: Evidence from the University of Barcelona
Mora, Toni; Escardibul, Josep-Oriol
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v56 n5 p519-532 Nov 2008
This study analyzes the effects of several factors related to high school, such as the kind of school (public or private), the type of education (general or vocational), school location and peers on undergraduate performance from students of the University of Barcelona (Spain). Particular attention is given to the functional form and to the collection of "unobservables". Empirical results show that variables related to high school, such as having attended in a private religious school or peer effects of their school contemporaries, are determinant in university final grades. In addition, students' ability, some household's characteristics and the 1990 Education Act are also important.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain