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Schooling Quality in Eastern Europe: Educational Production During Transition

Andreas Ammermüller, Hans Heijke () and Ludger Wößmann
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Ludger Woessmann ()

No 1154, Kiel Working Papers from Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW)

Abstract: We estimate educational production functions for seven Eastern European transition countries, using student-level TIMSS data for lower secondary education. The results show substantial effects of student background on educational performance and a much lower impact of resources and the institutional setting. Two different groups of countries emerge. For the first group that features high mean test scores and has progressed far in transition, large effects of family background on student performance and a higher spread of test scores illustrate the similarity to Western European schooling systems, the performance of which it surpasses. Schools of the second group produce instead a denser distribution of educational achievement, characteristic of communist societies.

Keywords: Educational production; class size; TIMSS; transition of institutions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: P36 I21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2003
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