Determined to Succeed? Performance versus Choice in Educational Attainment

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Charlotte Büchner is a research associate and doctoral student at the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA), at Maastricht University. Her research interests include social stratification, educational inequality, and labor market transitions. Recent work focuses on the role of cognitive skills and education in explaining labor market outcomes of males and females and intergenerational earnings persistence.

Dalit Contini is a professor of social statistics in the Department of Economics, Cognetti de Martiis, at the University of Turin. Her research interests include statistical methods for the study of social mobility, inequalities in educational attainment and achievement, peer effects, and impact evaluation of social policies.

David R. Cox read mathematics at the University of Cambridge and worked for 5 years in industrial research before holding academic positions at the University of Cambridge; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Birkbeck College, London; and for over 20 years at the Department of Mathematics, Imperial College, London. In 1988 he became the Warden of Nuffield College, Oxford, from which post he retired in 1994. He has published papers and books on a range of topics in theoretical and applied statistics and in applied probability. In 2000 he was awarded the Copley Medal of the Royal Society of London, thought to be the oldest medal given for scientific research.

Anders Holm is a professor in the Department of Education, Aarhus University. His research interests include quantitative methods, social mobility, and educational achievement. His work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals including Sociological Methodology, Sociological Methods and Research, and Social Science Research.

Mathieu Ichou is a doctoral student at Sciences Po (Paris). His thesis, cosupervised by Agnès van Zanten (Sciences Po) and Anthony Heath (Oxford and

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