• A Cross Country Prescriptive Analysis of the Efficiency of Educational Systems 

      Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David (2016-11-21)
      How does a country achieve the most efficient education system possible? We examine the efficiency of educational systems across the world using internationally comparable performance of secondary school pupils. We use ...
    • An analysis of parental satisfaction with school 

      Jerrim, John; Prieto Latorre, Claudia; López Agudo, Luis Alejandro; Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David (2022-06-30)
      This article presents an analysis of factors which are important in the satisfaction with schools during primary education by families. The empirical evidence herein is based on students attending primary education in ...
    • Análisis de la eficiencia del profesorado español a través de indicadores 

      Ruiz, Ana Belén; Luque-Gallego, Mariano; Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David (2018-06-13)
      La relación entre el rendimiento del alumnado y la capacidad del profesorado para usar eficazmente los recursos disponibles es de indudable interés para el potencial rediseño de las políticas educativas. De ahí la relevancia ...
    • Are early writers and readers more successful than their counterparts? 

      Lopez-Agudo, Luis Alejandro; Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David (2016-02-12)
      There exists an increasing number of scientific contributions focused on the influence of the attendance to early childhood and/or preprimary education on the future academic track of the students, which employ the quarter ...
    • Are soft skills conditioned by conflicting factors? A multiobjective programming approach to explore the trade-offs 

      Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David; Lopez-Agudo, Luis Alejandro; Henriques, Carla Oliveira (Science Direct, 2021)
      Despite the relevance of noncognitive skills (i.e. soft skills) for individual development and for certain forms of employment, they tend to be overlooked in studies centred on educational performance. This study brings ...
    • The balance between cognitive and non-cognitive aspects of students’ well-being: a quantitative analysis 

      Gonzalez-Gallardo, Sandra; Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David; Luque-Gallego, Mariano (2019-07-02)
      The objective of this work is to determine which students’ characteristics (of the 8th grade Spanish students) allow them finding a balance among different dimensions of well-being. Firstly, in order to measure the students’ ...
    • The difficulty of obtaining causal impact: an international analysis of students’ academic achievement 

      Jerrim, John; Lopez-Agudo, Luis Alejandro; Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David; Shure, Nikki (2018-01-08)
      International large-scale assessments such as PISA are increasingly being used to benchmark the academic performance of young people across the world. Yet many of the technicalities underpinning these datasets are ...
    • Does it matter what students read? Evidence from Andalusia 

      Jerrim, John; Lopez-Agudo, Luis Alejandro; Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David (2020-01-21)
      There is a great amount of literature which states that promoting reading among students is of public interest. Nevertheless, there is scarce evidence on the differential influence that each type of readings can have on ...
    • The effect on students’ academic progression of relative school socioeconomic status 

      Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David (2019-01-29)
      It has been widely studied that students’ academic achievement may be affected by the socioeconomic characteristics of their peers. Nevertheless, little is known on whether the relative position that students occupied ...
    • Essays on economics of education from the perspective of microeconometrics and optimization 

      Lopez-Agudo, Luis Alejandro (UMA Editorial, 2017)
      Esta tesis pertenece al campo de la Economía de la Educación, área de investigación dentro de la Economía que se basa en la aplicación de técnicas econométricas para analizar la realidad educativa. La intención de esta ...
    • Essays on economics of education: a quantitative approach 

      Prieto Latorre, Claudia (UMA Editorial, 2022-01-27)
      Esta tesis estudia el papel del nivel socioeconómico y cultural en la función de producción educativa. Los principales objetivos son: a) Analizar el papel de los centros educativos públicos y privados (concertados) en la ...
    • Essays on the relationship between subjective assessment of well-being and economic and social variables 

      Acosta Gonzalez, Hugo Nicolas (UMA Editorial, 2021-09)
      Los estudios de la felicidad han progresado notablemente con aportes de diferentes disciplinas como la economía. La felicidad se considera una nueva ciencia que ayuda a comprender qué factores hacen felices a las personas ...
    • Evaluating the potential trade-off between students’ satisfaction and school performance using multiobjective programming 

      Gonzalez-Gallardo, Sandra; Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David; Luque-Gallego, Mariano (2018-07-16)
      In this article, we carry out a combined econometric and multiobjective analysis using data from a representative sample of Andalusian schools. In particular, four econometric models are estimated in which the students’ ...
    • Financial illiteracy in Spain: a structural problem 

      Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David; López Agudo, Luis Alejandro; Molina Marfil, José Antonio (2019-01-29)
      Financial education in Spain has been traditionally a forgotten subject. Nevertheless, recent economic problems, as the economic crisis, have put into focus the lack of financial literacy that Spanish population presents. ...
    • Grade retention and academic performance: a difficult relationship? 

      Lopez-Agudo, Luis Alejandro; Ladrón de Guevara Rodríguez, María; Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David (2022-06)
      The education debate in Spain has widely discussed the positive and negative features of grade retention on students’ academic performance but, in spite of its relevance, this impact has not been assessed beyond correlation. ...
    • How to make parents happy with the school and teachers? 

      jerrim, john; Prieto Latorre, Claudia; López Agudo, Luis Alejandro; Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David (2022)
      Parental satisfaction with their children’s school and teachers have been extensively analysed in the literature. However, most research works do not agree in the set of factors which define this parental satisfaction. ...
    • How to reach compromises in life satisfaction: a conflicting and multidimensional task 

      Oliveira Henriques, Carla; Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David; López Agudo, Luis Alejandro; Luque-Gallego, Mariano (2019-07-10)
      Recent concerns around the importance of job and life satisfaction on firms’ productivity have been brought to the policy debate in the European Union. Irrespective of the numerous scientific publications that have been ...
    • Ideal Internet usage and academic achievement: finding the right balance 

      Ladrón de Guevara Rodríguez, María; López Agudo, Luis Alejandro; Prieto Latorre, Claudia; Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David (2022-07)
      Younger generations have grown up with the Internet. Far from being a purely information search engine, the Internet has become fully integrated into the way children live and learn today. It has changed the way children ...
    • Implementing interval programming techniques to the optimal design of socioeconomic policies 

      Saraiva de Oliveira Henriques, Carla (UMA Editorial, 2021-02-09)
      l Capítulo I proporciona una descripción de los principales conceptos teóricos y los supuestos subyacentes relacionados con el enfoque metodológico que se utilizará para obtener soluciones robustas para los modelos descritos ...
    • Internet use and academic performance: An interval approach 

      Ladrón de Guevara Rodríguez, María; Lopez-Agudo, Luis Alejandro; Prieto Latorre, Claudia; Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David (Springer, 2022-05-21)
      As children spend more and more time on electronic devices and social networks, there is a growing concern about the infuence that these activities may have on their development and social well-being. In this context, ...