A behavioural economics inquiry into inequality in education: Three empirical essays

Silva Goncalves, Juliana (2015) A behavioural economics inquiry into inequality in education: Three empirical essays. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis investigates behavioural processes for inequality in education and solutions to mitigate such effects, applying conceptual and methodological insights from behavioural and experimental economics. It explores relative age differences in economic preferences of young individuals, the influence of stereotypes and positive discrimination on performance, and evaluates a program that offers strong encouragement for educational achievement of indigenous high school students.

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ID Code: 84649
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Dulleck, Uwe & Page, Lionel
Keywords: Experimental/Behavioural Economics, Education, Incentives, Relative Age Effect, Affirmative Action, Program Evaluation
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 24 Jul 2015 02:44
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 05:32

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