• 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 ...
    • 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? 

      López-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 ...
    • 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 

      López 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 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. ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Is grade retention the solution for failing? 

      Prieto Latorre, Claudia; López Agudo, Luis Alejandro; Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David (2020-01-21)
      The convenience of grade retention for students’ adequate progression in the education system has been the focus of great debate. However, the characteristics that the grade retention variable presents when explaining ...
    • Is homework the solution to low academic performance? 

      Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David; Jerrim, John; Lopez-Agudo, Luis Alejandro (2018-01-29)
      Parental associations have long held the view that Spanish elementary school pupils spend too much time undertaking homework. This situation is so alarming that it has recently (2016) caused a ‘homework strike’, which has ...
    • More class time, better achievement? 

      López Agudo, Luis Alejandro; Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David (2017-02-06)
      Spanish press has widely criticized the fact that students spend almost their whole day at school, a practice rooted in the common belief that higher instruction time enhances students’ learning. However, in spite of this ...
    • Parents' and Children's Gender: the effect of parental expectations in children's performance 

      Prieto Latorre, Claudia; Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David; López Agudo, Luis Alejandro (2018-06-26)
      Parental expectations have been found in the literature to explain their children’s academic achievement. Nevertheless, most of the evidence on this issue is the result of the endogeneity of parental expectations when ...
    • Parents’ and students’ gender-interaction: the effect of parental expectations 

      Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David; Prieto Latorre, Claudia; Lopez Agudo, Luis Alejandro (2018-07-23)
      The study of the effect on students’ academic achievement of their parents’ expectations has been widely explored; nevertheless, most of the existing evidence for the Spanish case is purely correlational and subject to ...
    • Social mobility and the importance of networks: evidence for Britain 

      Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David; Miclewright, John; Vignoles, Anna (2015-01-07)
      Greater levels of social mobility are widely seen as desirable on grounds of both equity and efficiency. Debate on social mobility in Britain and elsewhere has recently focused on specific factors that might hinder social ...
    • Socioeconomic segregation of students 

      Prieto Latorre, Claudia; Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David; Vignoles, Anna (2019-07-11)
      School segregation may be questioning the equity of the Spanish educational system. In this research, we analyse the school segregation by socioeconomic status using the Hutchens Index. Specifically, we decompose the effect ...