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dc.contributor.authorHanushek, Eric A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLink, Susanneen_US
dc.contributor.authorWoessmann, Ludgeren_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-28en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-01T13:04:12Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-01T13:04:12Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/52464-
dc.description.abstractDecentralization of decision-making is among the most intriguing recent school reforms, in part because countries went in opposite directions over the past decade and because prior evidence is inconclusive. We suggest that autonomy may be conducive to student achievement in well-developed systems but detrimental in low-performing systems. We construct a panel dataset from the four waves of international PISA tests spanning 2000-2009, comprising over one million students in 42 countries. Relying on panel estimation with country fixed effects, we identify the effect of school autonomy from within-country changes in the average share of schools with autonomy over key elements of school operations. Our results show that autonomy affects student achievement negatively in developing and low-performing countries, but positively in developed and high-performing countries. These results are unaffected by a wide variety of robustness and specification tests, providing confidence in the need for nuanced application of reform ideas.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper: Economics of Education 3648en_US
dc.subject.jelI20en_US
dc.subject.jelO15en_US
dc.subject.jelH75en_US
dc.subject.jelI25en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordschool autonomyen_US
dc.subject.keyworddecentralizationen_US
dc.subject.keyworddeveloping countriesen_US
dc.subject.keywordeducational productionen_US
dc.subject.keywordinternational student achievement testsen_US
dc.subject.keywordpanel estimationen_US
dc.titleDoes school autonomy make sense everywhere? Panel estimates from PISAen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn674648358en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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