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Essays on instruction time, grades and parental investments in education

Author

Summary, in English

This thesis consists of four self-contained papers in the economics of education. The first chapter examines the importance of instruction time for student achievement on international assessments. The second chapter identifies the effect of sibling gender on education and how this effect varies according to traditional inheritance customs. The third chapter studies the effect of more informative feedback on student performance. The fourth chapter investigates the effect of university grade inflation on graduates’ labour market outcomes.

Publishing year

2022

Language

English

Publication/Series

Lund Economic Studies

Issue

229

Document type

Dissertation

Topic

  • Economics

Keywords

  • instruction time
  • student achievement
  • PISA
  • TIMSS
  • sibling gender
  • patriliny
  • matriliny
  • educational attainment
  • grading
  • feedback
  • educational outcomes
  • natural experiment
  • HBSC
  • grade inflation
  • signalling
  • human capital

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISBN: 978-91-8039-150-4
  • ISBN: 978-91-8039-149-8

Defence date

6 May 2022

Defence time

10:15

Defence place

EC3:210

Opponent

  • Helmut Rainer (Professor)