This paper studies the determinants of educational outcomes in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia. Using principle component analysis, least squares with robust standard errors, and probit models, I found that family resources, including socioeconomic status, cultural and social capital, show a statistically significant effect on educational achievements and plans about educational trajectories. However, little of the variation in the dependent variables can be explained by variation in family resources. In Tatarstan, as in developed countries, family resources have a low influence on educational outcomes. Moreover, school quality, gender, nationality, peers, health, plans about future work, and other physical and psychological factors play important roles in influencing educational outcomes. Girls obtain better results than boys, and Tatar speakers show higher educational achievements than Russian speakers.
Research Article| January 26 2014
Determinants of educational outcomes: Analysis of the Republic of Tatarstan
Communist and Post-Communist Studies (2014) 47 (1): 39–47.
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Edgar Demetrio Tovar García; Determinants of educational outcomes: Analysis of the Republic of Tatarstan. Communist and Post-Communist Studies 1 March 2014; 47 (1): 39–47. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postcomstud.2014.01.001
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