Schooling Quality in a Cross Section of Countries

45 Pages Posted: 12 Jul 2000

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Jong-Wha Lee

Korea University

Robert J. Barro

Harvard University - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: September 1997

Abstract

We investigate the determinants of educational quality in a panel data set that includes" output and input measures for a broad number of countries. The results show that family inputs" and school resources are closely related to school outcomes, as measured by internationally" comparable test scores, repetition rates, and drop-out rates. Family characteristics income and education of parents, have strong effects on student performance. The findings also" indicate that more school resources - especially smaller class sizes but probably also higher" teacher salaries and greater school length - enhance educational outcomes."

Suggested Citation

Lee, Jong-Wha and Barro, Robert J., Schooling Quality in a Cross Section of Countries (September 1997). NBER Working Paper No. w6198. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=225956

Jong-Wha Lee (Contact Author)

Korea University ( email )

Anam-dong, Sungbuk-Ku
Dept. of Economics
Seoul, 136-701
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Robert J. Barro

Harvard University - Department of Economics ( email )

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Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
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National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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