Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/39018
Authors: 
Hanushek, Eric Alan
Woessmann, Ludger
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo working paper Economics of Education 3007
Abstract: 
Critics of international student comparisons argue that results may be influenced by differences in the extent to which countries adequately sample their entire student populations. In this research note, we show that larger exclusion and non-response rates are related to better country average scores on international tests, as are larger enrollment rates for the relevant age group. However, accounting for sample selectivity does not alter existing research findings that tested academic achievement can account for a majority of international differences in economic growth and that institutional features of school systems have important effects on international differences in student achievement.
Subjects: 
sample selection
international student achievement tests
economic growth
educational production
JEL: 
I20
O40
C83
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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