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Determinantes de la desigualdad en el desempeño educativo en la Argentina

Marchionni, Mariana and Pinto, Florencia and Vazquez, Emmanuel (2013): Determinantes de la desigualdad en el desempeño educativo en la Argentina. Published in: Anales de la Asociación Argentina de Economía Política. No. XLVIII Reunión Anual (November 2013)

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Abstract

Inequality in PISA test scores of Argentinean students is among the highest of the participating countries. This paper explores the determinants of this inequality and quantifies the marginal contribution of characteristics of students and schools. We estimate Multilevel Models of the determinants of PISA 2009 reading results for Argentina and decompose the overall score inequality based on the methodology proposed by Lerman and Yitzhaki (1985) to decompose the Gini coefficient of total income by income source. The main result is that overall test scores inequality is mainly due to the high socioeconomic segregation among Argentinean schools.

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