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Motivation, resources and the organization of the school system

Albornoz, Facundo; Berlinski, Samuel; Cabrales, Antonio

Authors

Facundo Albornoz facundo.albornoz@nottingham.ac.uk

Samuel Berlinski

Antonio Cabrales



Abstract

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.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Mar 10, 2017
Journal Journal of the European Economic Association
Electronic ISSN 1542-4766
Publisher Oxford University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 16
Issue 1
APA6 Citation Albornoz, F., Berlinski, S., & Cabrales, A. (2017). Motivation, resources and the organization of the school system. Journal of European Economic Association, 16(1), https://doi.org/10.1093/jeea/jvx001
DOI https://doi.org/10.1093/jeea/jvx001
Keywords Education, Incentives, School resources, Parental involvement, School sorting, Peer effects
Publisher URL https://academic.oup.com/jeea/article/16/1/199/3065528
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0

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