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Stratification and peer effects: an analysis of Lisbon public schools

Author(s): Azevedo, Ana Rita Coelho de

Date: 2015

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Origin: Repositório Institucional da UNL

Subject(s): Stratification; Education; Stratification measure


Educational stratification has been a difficult subject to deal with having yet no study shown a quantitative measure of it. Using the idea of distribution comparison a measure based on parents’ education is built for the primary schools in Lisbon. Upon the confirmation that Lisbon is stratified, I use the measure of peer effects based on stratification and determine its impact on test scores, concluding that the existence of stratification improves scores of students in schools with more educated parents and decreases scores of students in schools with less educated parents. Moreover, using fixed effects I derive the conclusion that the measure of peers’ characteristics helps explain most of differences among schools.

Document Type Master thesis
Language English
Advisor(s) Reis, Ana Balcão; Seabra, Maria do Carmo; Nunes, Luís Catela
Contributor(s) Azevedo, Ana Rita Coelho de
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