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dc.contributor.advisorPotter, Joseph E.en
dc.creatorHubert Lopez, Celiaen
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-12T17:36:51Zen
dc.date.available2011-07-12T17:36:51Zen
dc.date.issued2011-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2011en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3105en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the impact of the municipality level characteristics on the average Math achievement of students in third year of lower secondary schools in Mexico. Using data from different Mexican and international sources and multi-level regression models the present work shows that municipality characteristics provide additional explanation of the unexplained variability in educational achievement controlling for school-level factors and even without accounting for student characteristics. Although school factors are highly correlated with municipality’s characteristics, the present study finds that unobservable characteristics of the municipality are playing an important role in Mexican students’ achievement which goes beyond the possible impact that school factors have on achievement.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectMunicipalitiesen
dc.subjectSecondary schoolsen
dc.subjectSecondary educationen
dc.subjectMexicoen
dc.subjectMath educationen
dc.subjectDemographicsen
dc.titleMunicipality characteristics and math achievement : a multilevel analysis of Mexican secondary schoolsen
dc.date.updated2011-07-12T17:36:58Zen
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3105en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMarteleto, Leticia J.en
dc.description.departmentSociologyen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentSociologyen
thesis.degree.disciplineSociologyen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen


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