Should we charge environmental factors for poor students’ achievement?

Laura López-Torres, Diego Prior*

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The literature states that an unfavourable environment negatively affects students’ performance. However, there is evidence showing that low socio-economic status does not always have a negative influence on students’ outcomes. To shed some light on this issue, we develop a conditional order-m efficiency estimation. The results confirm that the environment impacts differently among schools and unfavourable socio-economic background does not always imply a negative influence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1378-1381
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Economics Letters
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 22 Nov 2015


  • environmental factors
  • order-m
  • school efficiency


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