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Selection and Performance in Post-Compulsory Education

Uzma Ahmad (), Steven McIntosh () and Gurleen Popli ()
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Uzma Ahmad: Sheffield International College, University of Sheffield

No 2019014, Working Papers from The University of Sheffield, Department of Economics

Abstract: This paper investigates the determinants of participation and performance in post-compulsory education, controlling for the selection into post-compulsory education and prior attainment, using a unique primary dataset on pupils studying in the post-compulsory grade in 2011-2012 from one district of the Punjab province of Pakistan. The main findings of the paper show that participation and performance in post-compulsory education are two different processes, with participation being driven by availability of post-compulsory institutions within travel distance, while performance, once in post-compulsory education, is determined by ability. The results further highlight that distance reduces participation most for those living in rural areas.

Keywords: post-compulsory education; participation; performance; distance; selection; Pakistan (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J24 I20 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019-06
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