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dc.contributor.authorWest, Martin R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWößmann, Ludgeren_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-11-27en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:51:38Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:51:38Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20081127450en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35419-
dc.description.abstractNineteenth-Century Catholic doctrine strongly opposed state schooling. We show that countries with larger shares of Catholics in 1900 (but without a Catholic state religion) tend to have larger shares of privately operated schools even today. We use this historical pattern as a natural experiment to estimate the causal effect of contemporary private competition on student achievement in cross-country student-level analyses. Our results show that larger shares of privately operated schools lead to better student achievement in mathematics, science, and reading and to lower total education spending, even after controlling for current Catholic shares.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA discussion papers 3818en_US
dc.subject.jelI20en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordPrivate school competitionen_US
dc.subject.keywordstudent achievementen_US
dc.subject.keywordCatholic schoolsen_US
dc.subject.stwPrivatschuleen_US
dc.subject.stwKatholizismusen_US
dc.subject.stwRegionen_US
dc.subject.stwAllgemeinbildende Schuleen_US
dc.subject.stwWettbewerben_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsniveauen_US
dc.subject.stwOECD-Staatenen_US
dc.titleEvery catholic child in a catholic school: historical resistance to state schooling, contemporary private competition, and student achievement across countriesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn585907277en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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