|Title:||Educational performance gaps in Eastern Europe|
|Authors :||Botezat, Alina|
|et. al :||No|
|Published in :||Economics of transition|
|Publisher / Ed. Institution :||Wiley|
|License (according to publishing contract) :||Licence according to publishing contract|
|Type of review:||Peer review (Publication)|
|Subjects :||Decomposition; PISA; Propensity score matching; Semiparametric; Test score gap|
|Subject (DDC) :||371: Schools and their activities|
|Abstract:||To assess the educational performance gaps in Eastern Europe, this article takes a look at the differences in PISA test scores between Finland and seven Eastern European countries, as well as between Eastern European countries. The methodology applied is a semiparametric version of the threefold Blinder–Oaxaca decomposition. We find that main part of the average test score gap cannot be explained by the individual characteristics. Furthermore, our analysis at different quantiles provides evidence that the average test score gaps are due to the fact that poorly performing students in Finland score much higher than poorly performing students in Eastern Europe.|
|Departement:||School of Management and Law|
|Publication type:||Article in scientific Journal|
|Appears in Collections:||Publikationen School of Management and Law|
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