“Seminar of the Department of Finance and Economics” 11. detsembril
- Aeg:11.12.13 - 11.12.13
“Seminar of the Department of Finance and Economics” toimub 11. detsembril kell 16:00-17:00 ruumis X-413.
Seminar toimub inglise keeles.
Kaire Põder, TSEBA and Triin Lauri, TLU, will present their recent paper (co-author Andre Veski):
Swedish, Finnish and Estonian schools: Family background effect and the moderating effect of school level choice policy
Abstract: We indicate the sizes of family background effects in Sweden, Finland and Estonia, countries that differ both in extensiveness of welfare state and system level school choice policies. By family background effect we mean the dependency of student achievement on family background characteristics such as parents' education, income and social status. We operationalize family background by the number of books at home and measure its effect in points of individual level PISA score. Furthermore, we show how family background effect is moderated by school level choice policy, i.e. how students and schools are matched. We show that zoning policy has negative and statistically significant effect on the size of family background effect independently from country level policies.
The seminar is held in English. Copies of the paper will be available at the seminar.
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