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Author Gundlach, Erich ♦ Wößmann, Ludger
Source EconStor
Content type Text
Publisher The International Centre for the Study of East Asian Development
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2004
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Economics
Abstract This paper examines determinants of educational performance in the high performing East Asian economies of Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand by running within country regressions. The determinants considered include family background, school resources, and institutional characteristics of schools. Family background is found to be important, particularly in Korea. The class size appears to be positively associated with student performance, implying that putting in additional resources to reduce class size may not be an effective way to enhance the education sector?s productivity. al productivity. Such institutional characteristic of school as ?autonomy in teacher salary decision? is found strengthen student performance in Japan and Singapore. However, within country data provide limited variation in school institutional characteristics for the their effect to be precisely estimated. The results, despites their limitations, should be useful for future educational policy formulation not only in the East Asian countries examined but also in other developing countries.
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2004-01-01
Publisher Institution ZBW - Deutsche Zentralbibliothek für Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft, Kiel, Hamburg
Publisher Place Kitakyushu
Rights Holder http://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen
Journal East Asian economic perspectives
Volume Number 15
Page Count 15
Starting Page 17
Ending Page 31