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Danilowicz-Gösele, Kamila; Lerche, Katharina; Meya, Johannes; Schwager, Robert – Education Economics, 2017
This paper studies the determinants of academic success using a unique administrative data set of a German university. We show that high school grades are strongly associated with both graduation probabilities and final grades, whereas variables measuring social origin or income have only a smaller impact. Moreover, the link between high school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement
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Schneebaum, Alyssa; Rumplmaier, Bernhard; Altzinger, Wilfried – Education Economics, 2016
We employ 2011 European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions survey data for Austria to perform uni- and multivariate econometric analyses to study the role of gender and migration background (MB) in intergenerational educational mobility. We find that there is more persistence in the educational attainment of girls relative to their…
Descriptors: Educational Mobility, Background, Gender Differences, Educational Attainment
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Leonard, Philip S. J. – Education Economics, 2015
The extent to which increasing students' ability to choose between schools can impact their educational outcomes continues to generate significant research interest. I take advantage of the unique context in the province of Ontario, where two publicly funded school systems operate in parallel. I find a small positive impact of school choice on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Choice, High Schools, College Applicants