Essays on educational production functions in England

Elasra, Amira (2016) Essays on educational production functions in England. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Despite the expansion of the literature on the implications that different inputs have on the educational outcomes of students, empirical research has so far lacked the full capacity to provide unequivocal findings. Essentially, this deficiency is mainly attributed to two main factors; the lack of reliable data and the lack of full dimensionality in the theoretical model adopted to explain such data (Levaččićć and Vignoles, 2002; Knoeppel, Verstegen, and Rinehart, 2007). This dissertation aims to fill those gaps by first building a unique large dataset that covers all aspects of the educational process and second by adopting an integrated theoretical model and advanced quantitative methodological approaches to analyze it. With the fulfillment of such aim the dissertation manages to fill some of the gaps identified in the Education Economics literature related to the relationships between the cognitive and affective educational outcomes of English adolescents on one hand and three main inputs representing each of the three indentified factors in the theoretical model on the other hand controlling for other possible heterogeneities. Specifically, the thesis examines the effect of school process inputs in Chapter 2, family structure as a key family background input in Chapter 3 and finally religion and religiosity as a key adolescent’s personal input in Chapter 4.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Educational Production Functions, England, cognitive and affective outcomes, ordinal logit models, negative binomial models, CIPO model, LSYPE, NPD, Ofsted, family structure, school qulaity, teacher quality, religion, religiosity.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
L Education > L Education (General)
Colleges/Schools: College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Economics
Supervisor's Name: Angeles, Dr. Luis and Ding, Dr. Si
Date of Award: 2016
Depositing User: Dr AMIRA ELASRA
Unique ID: glathesis:2016-7551
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2016 15:06
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2016 14:35

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