Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/96783
Authors: 
Nieto, Sandra
Ramos, Raul
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper 8028
Abstract: 
Our objective is to analyse the role of teacher and school quality to explain differences in students' educational outcomes. With this aim, we use PISA microdata for 10 middle income and 2 high income countries and we apply decomposition methods in order to identify the role of these factors for different groups of students. Our results show that school and teacher quality and better practices matter even in different institutional settings. From a policy perspective, this evidence supports actions addressed at improving both factors in order to reduce cross‐country differences but also between students at the top and bottom distribution in terms of socio‐economic characteristics.
Subjects: 
educational outcomes
teacher and school quality
PISA
decomposition methods
middle‐income countries
JEL: 
J24
I21
I25
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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