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Schooling Quality in a Cross Section of Countries

Jong-Wha Lee, Robert J. Barro

NBER Working Paper No. 6198
Issued in September 1997
NBER Program(s):   PE

We investigate the determinants of educational quality in a panel data set that includes" output and input measures for a broad number of countries. The results show that family inputs" and school resources are closely related to school outcomes, as measured by internationally" comparable test scores, repetition rates, and drop-out rates. Family characteristics income and education of parents, have strong effects on student performance. The findings also" indicate that more school resources - especially smaller class sizes but probably also higher" teacher salaries and greater school length - enhance educational outcomes."

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w6198

Published: Lee, Jong-Wha and Robert J. Barro. "Schooling Quality In A Cross-Section Of Countries," Economica, 2001, v68(271,Nov), 465-488. citation courtesy of

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