Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/199073
Authors: 
Bergbauer, Annika B.
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
ifo Working Paper No. 299
Abstract: 
The accession of Eastern European countries to the European Union increased family wealth and the returns to schooling. I analyze the change in student achievement due to the EU accession of Eastern Europe building on a panel of six PISA waves covering more than 1 million students in 32 countries. Using a difference-in-differences approach I find a positive and statistically significant link of EU membership to reading scores by one decile of a standard deviation. Mediation analysis suggests school efficiency, family wealth, and family structure as key transmitters of EU membership to student achievement.
Subjects: 
European Union
student achievement
PISA
JEL: 
I28
H52
L15
D82
P50
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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