Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/81279
Authors: 
Sandström, F. Mikael
Bergström, Fredrik
Year of Publication: 
2002
Series/Report no.: 
IUI Working Paper 578
Abstract: 
An important issue in the debate on voucher systems and school choice is what effects competition from independent schools will have on public schools. Sweden has made a radical reform of its system for financing schools. Independent and public schools operate on close to equal terms under a voucher system covering all children. Sample selection models are estimated, using a data set of about 28 000 individuals. In addition, panel data models are estimated on 288 Swedish municipalities. The findings support the hypothesis that school results in public schools improve due to competition.
Subjects: 
Public Education
Independent Schools
Student Achievement
School Vouchers
School Choice
Sample Selection Model
Panel Data Model
Instrumental Variable Estimation
JEL: 
H42
H52
I28
L19
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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