Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/30481
Authors: 
Himmler , Oliver
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 2676
Abstract: 
Nationwide school choice and fixed per-student governmental funding provide incentives for Dutch schools to perform well. Roughly one third of Dutch pre-university schools are of catholic denomination. Acknowledging this widely available outside option to public and other schools, this paper considers the effect of catholic competition on non-catholic school performance in pre-university education. Employing data from central exit exams, a positive link between competition intensity and academic achievement is found. In addition to raising achievement, higher levels of competition are not associated with a deterioration of grading standards. Finally, (inverse) quantile regression estimates show no evidence of schools at the bottom of the achievement distribution being hurt by competition.
Subjects: 
education
competition
Netherlands
IVQR
JEL: 
I21
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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