• Socioeconomic segregation of students 

      PRIETO LATORRE, CLAUDIA; Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David; VIGNOLES, ANNA (2019-06-11)
      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 ...
    • Students’ birth date and academic progression 

      Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David; Lopez-Agudo, Luis Alejandro (2019-06-10)
      Education laws which impose starting cut-off dates for students to begin compulsory education may be negative for those students who are born just before these cut-offs; this is because these students will be among the ...
    • Students’ Homework: Useful for their Learning 

      Jerrim, John; Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David; López-Agudo, Luis Alejandro (2018-06-18)
      The debate on the effect of students’ homework time on their academic achievement has been extensively discussed; nevertheless, international research does not seem to have reach to any definitive result. This homework ...
    • Studying at home: worth it? 

      Jerrim, John; López-Agudo, Luis Alejandro; Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David (2018-07-02)
      Homework time and its effect on students’ academic achievement is a relevant subject with worldwide repercussion. Nevertheless, although transcendental, this issue has been studied for primary education mostly by correlational ...
    • Teachers’ satisfaction as indicator of education system performance 

      Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David; Luque-Gallego, Mariano; López-Aguado, Luis Alejandro (2015-06-08)
      We investigate the potential trade-off between some teacher characteristics, particularly teachers’ satisfaction, and different measures of pupils’ performance, in order to optimize the outputs of the Spanish education ...
    • The teaching crisis in less developed countries 

      Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David; Lopez-Agudo, Luis Alejandro (2018-01-08)
      There is a huge concern on the influence of teachers on students’ cognitive learning. However, little is known about the causal impact of teachers’ knowledge on students’ performance. In addition, this effect is likely to ...
    • Testing the impact on educational achievement of expectations 

      Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David; López-Agudo, Luis Alejandro (2016-02-11)
      Parental and students’ expectations on the educational achievement of the latter have been highlighted in the literature as proper proxies for students’ forthcoming performance and high school track elections. In this ...
    • The effect of cultural capital on the differential educational achievement of girls and boys 

      Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David (2015-07-21)
      One of the less discussed issues in the literature on educational production functions, in Spain, is the contribution of variables related to students’ lifestyles to explain the gender gap in terms of educational achievement. ...
    • The gender gap in educational mismatch: evidence from the Dominican Republic 

      Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David; Gomez Paulino, Evalina; Marques, Helena (2017-01-30)
      In this paper we test the existence of gender gaps in educational mismatch for a developing country (Dominican Republic), an interesting case study due to its recent policies of education promotion, which achieved an ...
    • The influence of gender and social roles on academic achievement 

      Marqués, Helena; Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David; López, Luis (2016-11-21)
      The analysis of the influence of certain social aspects across countries on gender differences in educational achievement has gained a great relevance. In this research the main objective is to deepen into the knowledge ...
    • The quality of measures of educational performance: an empirical approach 

      Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David (2013-06-14)
      We assess whether the difference between teacher and test-based assessment at age 14 and 10 -as a measure of bias or uncertainty in assessment specifically– is linked systematically to observable pupil characteristics. To ...
    • The Relative Efficiency of Educational Systems: A Cross Country Prescriptive Analysis 

      Dolton, Peter; Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David (2017-04-17)
      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 ...
    • To weight or not to weight?: the case of PISA data 

      Jerrim, John; López-Agudo, Luis Alejandro; Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David (2017-09-25)
      International large-scale assessments (ILSA) –like e.g. PISA, TIMSS, PIRLS, etc.– have obtained a high worldwide popularity among researchers to study students’ academic achievement. Nevertheless, in spite of their recently ...