Well prepared or just pushed enough to gain access? Educational Success After Private Tutoring

Zumbuehl, Maria; Hof, Stefanie; Wolter, Stefan C. (May 2020). Well prepared or just pushed enough to gain access? Educational Success After Private Tutoring (Economics of Education Working Paper Series 0169). University of Zurich, Department of Business Administration (IBW)

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Decisions about admission to selective schools usually rely on performance measures. To reach a required achievement threshold students may make use of additional resources, such as private tutoring. We investigate how the use of private tutoring relates to the transition probability to an academically demanding post compulsory school and the probability to successfully pass through this school, controlling for the students competencies after tutoring, but before the transition. Using PISA and linked register data from Switzerland, we find that students who had private tutoring before the transition are more likely to fail in the selective school than students who had the same competencies without tutoring.

Item Type:

Working Paper

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Economics

UniBE Contributor:

Wolter, Stefan Cornelis

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics

Series:

Economics of Education Working Paper Series

Publisher:

University of Zurich, Department of Business Administration (IBW)

Language:

English

Submitter:

Dino Collalti

Date Deposited:

12 Jan 2021 15:08

Last Modified:

12 Jan 2021 15:17

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/150298

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/150298

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