Does individual ability play a role in educational attainment over and above household, school and other socio-economic circumstances?

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Leibbrandt, Murray en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Kahn, Amy en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-31T12:28:27Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-31T12:28:27Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Kahn, A. 2007. Does individual ability play a role in educational attainment over and above household, school and other socio-economic circumstances?. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/5803
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 72-74).
dc.description.abstract This study looks at the impact of latent individual ability on educational attainment, specifically the decision to acquire tertiary education. The analysis aims to determine whether ability is significant over and above socio-economic status in determining educational attainment. The Cape Area Panel Study (CAPS) (2002-2005) and the School Register of Needs Survey (2000) provide data at the individual, household and school level, which are used to model the decision to apply for tertiary education for a sample of respondents who have completed matric. The CAPS data-set provides a set of literacy and numeracy test scores, which are regarded as measures of manifest ability. After purging out the effects of age, education level, as well as household and schoollevel characteristics from these test scores, a latent measure of ability is obtained, which is relatively independent of socio-economic status. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Economics en_ZA
dc.title Does individual ability play a role in educational attainment over and above household, school and other socio-economic circumstances? en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Commerce en_ZA
dc.publisher.department School of Economics en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MCom en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Kahn, A. (2007). <i>Does individual ability play a role in educational attainment over and above household, school and other socio-economic circumstances?</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,School of Economics. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/5803 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Kahn, Amy. <i>"Does individual ability play a role in educational attainment over and above household, school and other socio-economic circumstances?."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,School of Economics, 2007. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/5803 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Kahn A. Does individual ability play a role in educational attainment over and above household, school and other socio-economic circumstances?. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,School of Economics, 2007 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/5803 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Kahn, Amy AB - This study looks at the impact of latent individual ability on educational attainment, specifically the decision to acquire tertiary education. The analysis aims to determine whether ability is significant over and above socio-economic status in determining educational attainment. The Cape Area Panel Study (CAPS) (2002-2005) and the School Register of Needs Survey (2000) provide data at the individual, household and school level, which are used to model the decision to apply for tertiary education for a sample of respondents who have completed matric. The CAPS data-set provides a set of literacy and numeracy test scores, which are regarded as measures of manifest ability. After purging out the effects of age, education level, as well as household and schoollevel characteristics from these test scores, a latent measure of ability is obtained, which is relatively independent of socio-economic status. DA - 2007 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2007 T1 - Does individual ability play a role in educational attainment over and above household, school and other socio-economic circumstances? TI - Does individual ability play a role in educational attainment over and above household, school and other socio-economic circumstances? UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/5803 ER - en_ZA


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