Fundamental Determinants of School Efficiency and Equity: German States as a Microcosm for OECD Countries - kostenloses Unterrichtsmaterial online bei Elixier

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Cross-country evidence on student achievement might be hampered by omitted country characteristics such as language or legal differences. This paper (42 p.) uses cross-state variation in Germany, whose sixteen states share the same language and legal system, but pursue different education policies. The same results found previously across countries hold within Germany: Higher mean student performance is associated with central exams, private school operation, and socio-economic background, but not with spending, while higher equality of opportunity is associated with reduced tracking. In a model that pools German states with OECD countries, these fundamental determinants do not differ significantly between the two samples.


Woessmann; Ludger


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