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ERIC Number: EJ999973
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1557-3060
The Scope for Promoting Equal Opportunity in Education: Evidence from the Kibbutz
Justman, Moshe; Gilboa, Yaakov
Education Finance and Policy, v7 n4 p489-515 Fall 2012
We compare the link between parents' schooling and their children's college-entrance test scores in Israeli kibbutzim (communal villages) and in the general population. Though kibbutzim are committed to an egalitarian ethos and provide all kibbutz children with similar need-based access to educational resources, we still find a substantial link between kibbutz parents' schooling and their children's test scores--roughly three-fifths its size in the general population. This confirms the importance of non-pecuniary channels of parental influence on education and provides an informative reference point on the practical scope for reducing origin dependence in education through public policy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel