Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/184835
Authors: 
Cullinan, John
Denny, Kevin
Flannery, Darragh
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper Series 18/06
Abstract: 
We examine the relationship between the distribution of upper secondary school performance and a range of individual and school level characteristics using unconditional quantile regression methods and data from Ireland. We find that determinants such as social class, maternal unemployment, extra private tuition, and working part-time have differential effects for low and high ability students and that important insights are lost by focusing on the conditional mean. The implication is that while certain factors can impact on whether or not a student is likely to proceed to higher education, other factors may affect where students go and what they study.
Subjects: 
Secondary school performance
Distribution
Unconditional quantile regression
Ireland
JEL: 
I20
I21
J00
J01
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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