Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/78684
Authors: 
Söderström, Martin
Uusitalo, Roope
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, IFAU - Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation 2005:7
Abstract: 
This paper studies the effects of school choice on segregation. We analyze the effect of a reform in Stockholm that changed the admission system of public upper secondary schools. Before the year 2000, students had priority to the school situated closest to where they lived, but from the fall of 2000 and onwards, admission is based on grades only. We show that the distribution of students over schools changed dramatically as a response to extending school choice. As expected, the new admission policy increased segregation by ability. However, segregation by family background, as well as, segregation between immigrants and natives also increased significantly.
Subjects: 
School choice
segregation
JEL: 
I21
I28
J24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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