The Effect of School Quality on Educational Attainment and Wages

@article{Dearden2002TheEO,
  title={The Effect of School Quality on Educational Attainment and Wages},
  author={Lorraine Dearden and Javier G{\'o}mez Ferri and Costas Meghir},
  journal={Review of Economics and Statistics},
  year={2002},
  volume={84},
  pages={1-20}
}
The paper examines the effects of pupil-teacher ratios and type of school on educational attainment and wages using the British National Child Development Survey (NCDS). The NCDS is a panel survey that follows a cohort of individuals born in March 1958 and has a rich set of background variables recorded throughout the individuals' lives. The results suggest that, once we control for ability and family background, the pupil-teacher ratio has no impact on educational qualifications or on men's… CONTINUE READING

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