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ERIC Number: EJ1047818
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0964-5292
What Are the Causes of Educational Inequality and of Its Evolution over Time in Europe? Evidence from PISA
Oppedisano, Veruska; Turati, Gilberto
Education Economics, v23 n1 p3-24 2015
This paper provides evidence on the sources of differences in inequality in educational scores and their evolution over time in four European countries. Using Programme for International Student Assessment data from the 2000 and the 2006 waves, the paper shows that inequality decreased in Germany and Spain (two "decentralised" schooling systems), whilst it increased in France and Italy (two "centralised" systems). The decomposition exercise shows that educational inequality not only does reflect the background related inequality, but also schools' characteristics especially. These characteristics are responsible for the observed evolution over time of inequality.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Grade 9; High Schools; Grade 10; Grade 11
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: France; Germany; Greece; Italy; Portugal; Spain; Sweden; United Kingdom (Great Britain)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment