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dc.contributor.authorMachin, Stephenen_US
dc.contributor.authorSalvanes, Kjell G.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-03en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T12:02:29Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T12:02:29Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35852-
dc.description.abstractAmong policymakers, educators and economists there remains a strong, sometimes heated, debate on the extent to which good schools matter. This is seen, for instance, in the strong trend towards establishing accountability systems in education in many countries across the world. In this paper, in line with some recent studies, we value school quality using house prices. We, however, adopt a rather different approach to other work, using a policy experiment regarding pupils' choice to attend high schools to identify the relationship between house prices and school performance. We exploit a change in school choice policy that took place in Oslo county in 1997, where the school authorities opened up the possibility for every pupil to apply to any of the high schools in the county without having to live in the school's catchment area (the rule that applied before 1997). Our estimates show evidence that parents substantially value better performing schools since the sensitivity of housing valuations to school performance falls significantly by over 50% following the school choice reform.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 4719en_US
dc.subject.jelI2en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordHouse pricesen_US
dc.subject.keywordschool performanceen_US
dc.subject.keywordschool reformen_US
dc.subject.stwSchuleen_US
dc.subject.stwDienstleistungsqualitäten_US
dc.subject.stwImmobilienpreisen_US
dc.subject.stwWohneigentumen_US
dc.subject.stwOsloen_US
dc.subject.stwNorwegenen_US
dc.titleValuing school quality via a school choice reformen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn620102055en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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