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dc.contributor.authorBöhlmark, Andersen_US
dc.contributor.authorLindahl, Mikaelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-29en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:31:27Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:31:27Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-2008100922en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35011-
dc.description.abstractThis paper evaluates general achievement effects of choice and competition between private and public schools at the nine-year school level by assessing a radical voucher reform that was implemented in Sweden in 1992. Starting from a situation where the public schools essentially were monopolists on all local school markets, the degree of privatization has developed very differently across municipalities over time as a result of this reform. We estimate the impact of an increase in private enrolment on short, medium and long-term educational outcomes of all pupils using within-municipality variation over time, and control for differential pre-reform and concurrent municipality trends. We find that an increase in the private school share moderately improves short-term educational outcomes such as 9th-grade GPA and the fraction of students who choose an academic high school track. However, we do not find any impact on medium or long-term educational outcomes such as high school GPA, university attainment or years of schooling. We conclude that the first-order short-term effect is too small to yield lasting positive effects.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA discussion papers |x3691en_US
dc.subject.jelI22en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordPrivate schoolingen_US
dc.subject.keywordchoiceen_US
dc.subject.keywordcompetitionen_US
dc.subject.keywordeducational achievementen_US
dc.subject.stwAllgemeinbildende Schuleen_US
dc.subject.stwPrivatschuleen_US
dc.subject.stwVoucheren_US
dc.subject.stwWettbewerben_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsniveauen_US
dc.subject.stwSchwedenen_US
dc.titleDoes school privatization improve educational achievement? Evidence from Sweden's voucher reformen_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn578628430en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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