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dc.contributor.authorBratti, Massimilianoen_US
dc.contributor.authorChecchi, Danieleen_US
dc.contributor.authorFilippin, Antonioen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-22en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:28:50Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:28:50Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20080723107en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/34774-
dc.description.abstractBuilding upon some education studies finding that cooperative behaviour in class yields better achievements among students, this paper presents a simple model showing that free riding incentives lead to an insufficient degree of cooperation between schoolmates, which in turn decreases the overall achievement. A cooperative learning approach may instead emerge when competitive behaviour is negatively evaluated by schoolmates, especially when the class is more homogeneous in terms of students' characteristics (e.g., ability). Empirical evidence supporting our model is found using the 2003 wave of the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) survey on students' literacy levels. A competitive learning approach has a positive individual return (higher in comprehensive educational systems), while student performance increases with the average cooperative behaviour, particularly in tracked educational systems.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 3599en_US
dc.subject.jelI21en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordCooperationen_US
dc.subject.keywordcompetitionen_US
dc.subject.keywordPISAen_US
dc.subject.keywordstudent attitudesen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsverhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwLernenen_US
dc.subject.stwKooperationen_US
dc.subject.stwWettbewerben_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsniveauen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwOECD-Staatenen_US
dc.titleShould you compete or cooperate with your schoolmates?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn573772991en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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