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dc.contributor.authorde Haan, Moniqueen_US
dc.contributor.authorLeuven, Edwinen_US
dc.contributor.authorOosterbeek, Hesselen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-22en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-23T11:41:12Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-23T11:41:12Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201104114023en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/51976-
dc.description.abstractA large school consolidation reform in the Netherlands changed minimum school size rules underlying public funding. The supply of schools decreased by 15 percent, but this varied considerably across municipalities. We find that reducing the number of schools by 10 percent increases pupils' achievement by 3 percent of a standard deviation. A reduction in the supply of schools implies, for a given number of pupils, an increase in average school size. We present evidence that in our context scale economies dominated the effects of choice and competition. This points to an often ignored trade-off between scale and competition.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5528en_US
dc.subject.jelI21en_US
dc.subject.jelI22en_US
dc.subject.jelH75en_US
dc.subject.jelD40en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordschool choiceen_US
dc.subject.keywordcompetitionen_US
dc.subject.keywordschool consolidationen_US
dc.subject.keywordachievementen_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomies of scaleen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsreformen_US
dc.subject.stwSchulauswahlen_US
dc.subject.stwWettbewerben_US
dc.subject.stwSkalenertragen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsniveauen_US
dc.subject.stwNiederlandeen_US
dc.titleScale economies can offset the benefits of competition: Evidence from a school consolidation reform in a universal voucher systemen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn664664520en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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