Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la formation et la profession enseignante (CRIFPE)

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Publication

Hanushek, E. A., Kinne, L., Lergetporer, P. & Woessmann, L. (2020). Culture and Student Achievement: The Intertwined Roles of Patience and Risk-Taking. Cambridge, USA : National Bureau of Economic Research.

Résumé

Patience and risk-taking – two cultural traits that steer intertemporal decision-making – are fundamental to human capital investment decisions. To understand how they contribute to international differences in student achievement, we combine PISA tests with the Global Preference Survey. We find that opposing effects of patience (positive) and risk-taking (negative) together account for two-thirds of the cross-country variation in student achievement. In an identification strategy addressing unobserved residence-country features, we find similar results when assigning migrant students their country-of-origin cultural traits in models with residencecountry fixed effects. Associations of culture with family and school inputs suggest that both may act as channels.

Lien

https://www.nber.org/papers/w27484?utm_campaign=ntwh&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ntwg14
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Adresse civique

Université de Montréal
Faculté des Sciences de l'Éducation
CRIFPE
90, avenue Vincent d'Indy
Pavillon Marie-Victorin – C-536
Outremont (Québec) H2V 2S9

Adresse postale

Université de Montréal
Faculté des Sciences de l'Éducation
CRIFPE – C-543
C.P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville
Montréal (Québec) H3C 3J7