Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/89842
Authors: 
Friesen, Jane
Harris, Benjamin Cerf
Woodcock, Simon D.
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper 7642
Abstract: 
We investigate the effects of public school open enrolment, which allows students to enroll in any public school with available space, on fourth grade test scores. We find a small, positive effect on the average student; this benefit appears to stem from increased competition among schools, rather than directly through expanded choice opportunities. Among students whose catchment school is locally top-ranked according to test scores, greater choice is of no direct benefit; however, students whose catchment school is locally lowest-ranked earn higher scores when they have access to better local schools. Students in both groups benefit from increased school competition.
Subjects: 
open enrolment
school choice
school competition
JEL: 
I21
I28
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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