Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/91701
Authors: 
Nicoletti, Cheti
Rabe, Birgitta
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
ISER Working Paper Series 2013-28
Abstract: 
Using administrative data on schools in England, we estimate an education production model of cognitive skills at the end of secondary school. We provide empirical evidence of selfproductivity of skills and of complementarity between secondary school inputs and skills at the end of primary school. Our inference relies on idiosyncratic variation in school expenditure and child fixed effect estimation that controls for the endogeneity of past skills. The persistence in cognitive ability is 0.22 and the return to school expenditure is three times higher for students at the top of the past attainment distribution than for those at the bottom.
Subjects: 
Education production function
test scores
school quality
complementarity
JEL: 
I22
I24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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