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Away from Home, Better at School. The Case of a British Boarding School

Foliani, F; Green, F; Sartarelli, M; (2019) Away from Home, Better at School. The Case of a British Boarding School. Economics of Education Review , 73 , Article 101911. 10.1016/j.econedurev.2019.101911. Green open access

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Abstract

In this paper we study whether substituting family inputs with school resources in an academically oriented environment has an impact on achievement in high-stakes national examinations. We use administrative data for England to estimate the effect of attending a selective boarding school that admits an unusually high share of pupils with low socio-economic status on attainment at the end of compulsory education. By using propensity score matching we obtain comparable control groups in selective non-boarding schools. Our main finding is that the probability of being in the top decile of achievement in the exams increases by about 18 percentage points compared to 59% for controls.

Type: Article
Title: Away from Home, Better at School. The Case of a British Boarding School
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.econedurev.2019.101911
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econedurev.2019.101911
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Ability, Achievement gap, Boarding, EducationGrammar schoolGCSEPrivate schoolSocio-economic statusSES
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Education, Practice and Society
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Social Research Institute
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10078498
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