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Self-selection in the state school system

Robertson, Donald and Symons, James (1996) Self-selection in the state school system. CEPDP (312). London School of Economics and Political Science. Centre for Economic Performance, London, UK. ISBN 0753009501

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With diminishing returns to the peer group, it is optimal social policy to mix chldren in schools. We consider what happens when, contrary to the outcome being determined by a social planner, schools and children are free to seek each other out: with some caveats, this leads to perfect segregation by child quality. It is shown that this is the worst possible outcome. We show also that a competitive system produces the optimal allocation of children to schools.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 1996 the authors
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2008 09:41
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 11:19

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