Upward educational mobility

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Earlier, I listed a few reason why South Korea has been so successful.

Here is a chart that should have made it into the post. South Korea is one of the three countries where most people (non-students and not yet retired) are more educated than their parents:

Ingredients for growth in South Korea

Just came across this article by Richard N. Cooper from May 2013: Korea is a remarkable country. It was one of the world’s poorest countries...

Peer effects and distraction in the classroom

A friend sent me an NBER working paper on academic performance by classroom structure. From the abstract: We estimate the causal impact of school and classroom...