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Main determinants acquisition of skills in Latin America: a multilevel analysis from the results PISA 2012

Geovanny Castro Aristizabal (), Maribel Castillo Caicedo and Julie Carolina Mendoza Parra ()
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Julie Carolina Mendoza Parra: Faculty of Economics and Management, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali

No 22, Working Papers from Faculty of Economics and Management, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali

Abstract: Using a random predictor model, on two levels, to analyze the PISA 2012 for the Latin American countries results we found that the main determinants of school performance are gender, condition of not repeater and quality of school materials. In addition, it was determined that the variability in skills acquisition is explained, in a smaller proportion, by the heterogeneity in the characteristics of the students. Finally, it was estimated that private schools have a better performance than public ones, where Brazil, Costa Rica and Uruguay were the countries with the highest educational inequality. Keywords: skills acquisition, educational production function, multilevel models, PISA, Latin America.

Keywords: Skills acquisition; educational production function; multilevel models; PISA; Latin America. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C13 C29 I21 I29 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 28 pages
Date: 2016-03
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