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dc.contributor.authorGibbons, Stephenen_US
dc.contributor.authorMachin, Stephenen_US
dc.contributor.authorSilva, Olmoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-02-22en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:50:51Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:50:51Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/33720-
dc.description.abstractChoice and competition in education have found growing support from both policy makers and academics in the recent past. Yet, evidence on the actual benefits of market-oriented reforms is at best mixed. Moreover, while the economic rationale for choice and competition is clear, in existing work there is rarely an attempt to distinguish between the two concepts. In this paper, we study whether pupils in Primary schools in England with a wider range of school choices achieve better academic outcomes than those whose choice is more limited; and whether Primary schools facing more competition perform better than those in a more monopolistic situation. In simple least squares regression models, we find little evidence of a link between choice and achievement, but uncover a small positive association between competition and school performance. Yet, this could be related to endogenous school location or pupil sorting. In fact, an instrumental variable strategy based on discontinuities generated by admissions district boundaries suggests that the performance gains from greater school competition are limited. Only when we restrict our attention to Faith autonomous schools, which have more freedom in managing their admission practices and governance, do we find evidence of a positive causal link between competition and pupil achievement.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 2214en_US
dc.subject.jelI20en_US
dc.subject.jelH70en_US
dc.subject.jelR5en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordchoiceen_US
dc.subject.keywordcompetitionen_US
dc.subject.keywordprimary schoolsen_US
dc.subject.keywordpupil achievementen_US
dc.subject.stwAllgemeinbildende Schuleen_US
dc.subject.stwSchulpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwSchulauswahlen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsverhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwWettbewerben_US
dc.subject.stwEnglanden_US
dc.titleChoice, competition and pupil achievementen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn515041289en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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