Publication Type

Book

Publication Date

6-2016

Abstract

When students are uncertain about own ability, information might affect their academic choices. The thesis consists of three self-contained chapters that explore different facets of this theme. The first chapter studies theoretically and empirically the role of early grade assignment in education choice, focusing in particular on mechanisms. The main argument is that early grading affects differently the choices of students with different academic ability and socioeconomic status. The second chapter investigates empirically whether repeatedly surveying compulsory school students affects their educational choices, attainment, and long-run labor market outcomes. The basic idea is that educational surveys might contain information relevant for the choices of the students. The last chapter studies empirically whether, and how, students’ choices in compulsory school are affected by peer ability. If students assess their academic ability in relation to their classmates, peer ability might have an effect on their academic choices. A short summary of each chapter follows.

Discipline

Education Economics

Research Areas

Applied Microeconomics

First Page

1

Last Page

200

ISBN

9789172589919

Publisher

Stockholm School of Economics

City or Country

Stockholm

Copyright Owner and License

Author

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

https://www.hhs.se/contentassets/574f17c1efcf48daa6c6974a4dad5740/kappa_luca-facchinello_rev160502.pdf

Comments

ISBN 978-91-7258-991-9 (printed) ISBN 978-91-7258-992-6 (pdf).

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