Motivation, resources and the organization of the school system

Albornoz, Facundo, Berlinski, Samuel and Cabrales, Antonio (2017) Motivation, resources and the organization of the school system. Journal of the European Economic Association, 16 (1). pp. 199-231. ISSN 1542-4766

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This paper studies a model where student effort and talent interact with parental and teachers' investments, as well as with school system resources. The model is rich, yet sufficiently stylized to provide novel implications. It can show, for example, that an improvement in parental outside options will reduce parental and school effort, which are partially compensated through school resources. In this way, by incorporating the behavioral responses of parents, teachers and policymakers, the paper provides a rationale for the existing ambiguous empirical evidence on the effect of school resources. The paper also provides a novel microfoundation for peer effects, with empirical implications for welfare and different education policies.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Education, Incentives, School resources, Parental involvement, School sorting, Peer effects
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
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Depositing User: Albornoz, Facundo
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2016 09:39
Last Modified: 08 May 2020 12:15

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