Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Educational performance gaps in Eastern Europe
Authors: Botezat, Alina
Seiberlich, Ruben
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1111/ecot.12027
Published in: Economics of Transition
Volume(Issue): 21
Issue: 4
Page(s): 731
Pages to: 756
Issue Date: 16-Sep-2013
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Wiley
ISSN: 0967-0750
Language: English
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.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Management and Law
Appears in collections:Publikationen School of Management and Law

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