Kieler Studien - Kiel Studies

Schooling and the Quality of Human Capital

Authors: Wößmann, Ludger

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This book presents a thorough economic analysis of both the determinants and the consequences of international differences in schooling quality. It is shown that cross-country differences in quality-adjusted human capital can account for a substantial part of the international variation in economic development. However, large increases in per-student spending over recent decades were not matched by increases in student achievement in most countries. In a simple principal-agent model, the book stresses the importance of institutional features of the schooling system such as central examinations, school autonomy, and private-sector competition. Microeconometric estimations based on data for more than a quarter of a million students reveal that international differences in these institutions, rather than differences in resources, can explain the large international differences in schooling quality.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Schooling and the Quality of Human Capital
Authors
Series Title
Kieler Studien - Kiel Studies
Series Volume
319
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-43882-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-42586-2
Series ISSN
0340-6989
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 228
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