Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/89717
Authors: 
Makles, Anna
Schneider, Kerstin
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 4520
Abstract: 
By the 2008/09 school year the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany) abolished binding school catchment areas (SCAs) in all municipalities. The reform has been controversial and it was feared that school choice would increase ethnic segregation. Using data on all primary schools, we contribute to this debate by analyzing ethnic segregation before and after the reform. We discuss drawbacks of commonly used segregation indices and their interpretation as well as causality issues. Although there is an increase in segregation over the time period studied, our results show that segregation has not been affected by the policy reform.
Subjects: 
school catchment areas
ethnic segregation
school choice
policy reform
JEL: 
I28
J15
H75
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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