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Title: School quality and staying-on in Northern Ireland: resources, peer groups and ethos
Author: McVicar, Duncan
Keywords: Career choice
School quality
Northern Ireland
Further education
School pupils
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Economic & Social Research Institute
Citation: McVicar, Duncan. 'School quality and staying-on in Northern Ireland: resources, peer groups and ethos'. - Economic & Social Review, Vol. 32, No. 2, July, 2001, pp. 131-151, Dublin: Economic & Social Research Institute
Abstract: The paper examines career choice at age 16 in Northern Ireland using micro data for young people completing compulsory education in 1993. Explanatory variables include resource related school characteristics, ethos-related characteristics and peer-group factors. The results suggest resources, ethos and peer group effects all play a significant role in career choice at age 16. Some of these factors, including pupil/teacher ratios, act in opposite directions on the probability of entry into Further Education College and of staying-on at school, suggesting studies of school quality on choice at age 16 should disaggregate post-compulsory education where possible.
ISSN: 00129984
Appears in Collections:Economic and Social Review Archive: Complete Collection 1969-
The Economic and Social Review, Vol. 32, No. 2, July, 2001

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