Determinants of Individual Academic Achievement - Group Selectivity Effects Have Many Dimensions

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Thomas Zwick

University of Würzburg - Business Administration & Economics; Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW); Maastricht University - Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA)

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

This paper measures determinants of individual academic achievements. In addition to an extensive list of individual characteristics, skills obtained during study and socio-economic background factors, many dimensions of selectivity into academic study subjects are shown to drive individual academic achievement, such as differences between average student grades during tertiary education or cognitive skills. This paper is based on a large and representative graduate survey of graduates in the academic year 2003/2004 in the German state of Bavaria.

Keywords: Academic Achievement, Selectivity Effects, Graduates

Suggested Citation

Zwick, Thomas, Determinants of Individual Academic Achievement - Group Selectivity Effects Have Many Dimensions (2012). ZEW - Centre for European Economic Research Discussion Paper No. 12-081. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2185386 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2185386

Thomas Zwick (Contact Author)

University of Würzburg - Business Administration & Economics ( email )

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Wuerzburg, D-97070
Germany

Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) ( email )

P.O. Box 10 34 43
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Germany

Maastricht University - Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) ( email )

P.O. Box 616
Maastricht, MD6200
Netherlands

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