Academic Performance, Parental Income, and the Choice to Leave School at Age Sixteen

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dc.contributor.author Maani, Sholeh en
dc.contributor.author Kalb, Guyonne en
dc.date.accessioned 2006-11-30T20:53:42Z en
dc.date.available 2006-11-30T20:53:42Z en
dc.date.issued 2005 en
dc.identifier.citation Department of Economics Working Paper Series 258 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/204 en
dc.description.abstract A general international observation is that adolescents from disadvantaged families are more likely to leave school at age 16. In this paper we extend the literature on school-leaving decisions by using a new and extensive panel data set from New Zealand; and by examining the effect of family income, and personal and environmental characteristics since childhood on both academic performance and subsequent schooling choices. Results obtained from single equations and joint estimation, allowing for possible endogeneity of academic performance, reveal the importance of the role of academic performance in models of demand for education. Several factors that are at work for a long time, such as household income at different points in time, influence the schoolleaving decision through academic performance. These results point to the role that stimulating academic performance may play in breaking cycles of disadvantage. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher ResearchSpace@Auckland en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Department of Economics Working Paper Series (1997-2006) en
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dc.source.uri http://yoda.eco.auckland.ac.nz/RePEc/auc/wpaper/2005dec259.pdf en
dc.subject.other Demand for Education en
dc.subject.other Economics en
dc.title Academic Performance, Parental Income, and the Choice to Leave School at Age Sixteen en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: the author en
dc.relation.isnodouble 15967 *
pubs.org-id Economics en


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