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We use a unique set of linked administrative data sets to explore the determinants of persistence and academic success in university. The explanatory power of high school grades greatly dominates that of other variables such as university program, gender, and neighbourhood and high school characteristics. Indeed, high school and neighbourhood characteristics, such as average standardized test scores for a high school or average neighbourhood income, have weak links with success in university.
Subjects: Students; Statistics; Providers of education and training; Participation; Culture and society; Secondary education; Outcomes
Keywords: Data analysis; University; Academic persistence; Academic achievement; Community
Geographic subjects: North America; Canada
Published: [Vancouver, British Columbia]: Canadian Labour Market and Skills Researcher Network, 2012
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Access item:http://www.clsrn.econ.ubc.ca/workingpapers/CLSRN Working Paper no. 94 - Dooley, Payne and Robb.pdf