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Tommaso Agasisti and Sergio Longobardi
''Educational institutions, resources, and students' resiliency: an empirical study about OECD countries''
( 2014, Vol. 34 No.2 )
This paper uses the OECD-PISA 2009 data for studying the factors associated with the probability of poor students being resilient, i.e. obtaining good test scores despite their disadvantaged socioeconomic background. The results reveal that not only students' individual characteristics matter, indeed a positive school climate is statistically associated with resiliency; also, educational systems that invest more resources and postpone tracking may help disadvantaged students to overcome their unfavourable background and promote higher equality of opportunities.
Keywords: Resilient students, educational production function, educational equality
JEL: I2 - Education: General
Manuscript Received : Mar 06 2014 Manuscript Accepted : May 17 2014

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