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dc.contributor.authorBirch, E.
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Paul
dc.identifier.citationBirch, Elisa Rose and Miller, Paul W. 2007. The influence of type of high school attended on university performance. Australian Economic Papers. 46 (1): pp. 1-17.

It is widely reported that the main determinant of success at university is the score on university entrance exams. Recent studies have argued that the outcomes at university also differ according to the type of high school attended. This paper examines the impact of attending a non-Government school on the marks of first-year university students. Non-Government school students are found to have lower marks at university than Government school students, with the mark differential being slightly larger for those who do not perform well at tertiary study. The main factors influencing the size of the gap between the university marks of students from Government and non-Government schools are university entrance exam results and attendance at same-sex high schools.

dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing
dc.titleThe influence of type of high school attended on university performance
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleAustralian Economic Papers
curtin.departmentSchool of Economics and Finance
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