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SCHOOLING EFFECTS ON SUBSEQUENT UNIVERSITY PERFORMANCE: EVIDENCE FOR THE UK UNIVERSITY POPULATION

Robin Naylor () and Jeremy Smith

The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) from University of Warwick, Department of Economics

Abstract: From a unique data-set identifying the school attended prior to university for a full cohort of UK university students, we examine the determinants of final degree classification. We exploit the detailed school-level information and focus on the influence of school characteristics, such as school type, on subsequent performance of students at university. We estimate that, on average, a male (female) graduate who attended an Independent school is 6.5 (5.4) percentage points less likely to obtain a `good' degree than is a student who attended an LEA (that is, state-sector) school, ceteris paribus. We also find considerable variation around this average figure across different Independent schools. We find that, for males, the variation in the probability of attaining a `good' degree across schools can largely be explained by the level of school fees.

Keywords: Independent schools; Degree Performance; School fees (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J4 I2 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2002
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