Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/126308
Authors: 
Luongo, Patrizia
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2015/043
Abstract: 
This paper evaluates fairness in educational achievements through the ordered pair (WEEOp, IEOp) whose components provide: (i) A measure of social welfare which accounts for the achievement of less-advantaged pupils and (ii) a synthetic index of inequality in educational opportunities. Students' test scores from the Programme for International Students Assessment PISA, 2003, 2006, 2009, and 2012 are exploited to perform a cross-country and intertemporal comparison of fairness in education. The cross-country comparison shows that none of the countries outperform in both components of fairness, whereas the intertemporal comparison shows that few countries have moved towards a greater degree of equality of opportunity all the while improving the performance of the less-advantaged students.
Subjects: 
inequality of opportunity
educational achievements
Programme for International Students Assessment survey
JEL: 
I24
I31
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-928-2
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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