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dc.contributor.authorPekkarinen, Tuomasen_US
dc.contributor.authorUusitalo, Roopeen_US
dc.contributor.authorKerr, Sarien_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-22en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-27T09:29:04Z-
dc.date.available2011-05-27T09:29:04Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/45719-
dc.description.abstractThe Finnish comprehensive school reform replaced the old two-track school system with a uniform nine-year comprehensive school and significantly reduced the degree of heterogeneity in the Finnish primary and secondary education. We estimate the effect of this reform on the test scores in the Finnish Army Basic Skills test. The identification strategy relies on a differences-in-differences strategy and exploits the fact that the reform was implemented gradually across the country during a six-year period between 1972 and 1977. We find that the reform had a small positive effect on the verbal test scores but no effect on the mean performance in the arithmetic or logical reasoning tests. Still in all tests the reform improved the scores of students from families where parents had only basic education.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherInst. for Labour Market Policy Evaluation Uppsalaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper // IFAU - Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation 2009:6en_US
dc.subject.jelH52en_US
dc.subject.jelI21en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordEducationen_US
dc.subject.keywordschool systemen_US
dc.subject.keywordtrackingen_US
dc.subject.keywordcomprehensive schoolen_US
dc.subject.keywordtest scoresen_US
dc.subject.stwAllgemeinbildende Schuleen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsreformen_US
dc.subject.stwSchulauswahlen_US
dc.subject.stwKognitionen_US
dc.subject.stwQualifikationen_US
dc.subject.stwAbsolventenen_US
dc.subject.stwFinnlanden_US
dc.titleSchool tracking and development of cognitive skillsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn597621519en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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