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School quality, child wellbeing and parents' satisfaction

Stephen Gibbons () and Olmo Silva ()

Economics of Education Review, 2011, vol. 30, issue 2, 312-331

Abstract: Child wellbeing at school and enjoyment of the learning environment are important economic outcomes, in particular because a growing body of research shows they are strongly linked to later educational attainments and labour market success. However, the standard working assumption in the economics of education is that parents choose schools on the basis of test-score performance, and concerns about child happiness are largely ignored. In this paper, we address this omission and investigate to what extent parents' and children's views of their school are linked to test-score based performance, and to what extent parents' judgements of school quality are linked to their child's happiness. To do so, we use information on stated attitudes from the Longitudinal Survey of Young People in England (LSYPE) matched to administrative records on pupil achievements in England. Our results suggest that test-score based measures of school quality tend to dominate parental satisfaction with the learning environment. However, school quality along this dimension is not strongly associated with pupil happiness and wellbeing at school.

Keywords: School; quality; Wellbeing; Happiness; and; satisfaction; Subjective; measures (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
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