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Does the increase in competition between schools improve the quality of the service? The role of educational reform in Chile

Cartagena Farias, Javiera and McIntosh, Steven (2018) Does the increase in competition between schools improve the quality of the service? The role of educational reform in Chile. Journal of Development Studies. ISSN 0022-0388

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Identification Number: 10.1080/00220388.2018.1502877

Abstract

We analyse the effect of geographic competition between schools on academic performance in Chile. The analysis controls for prior pupil performance, and a range of school and municipality characteristics. We allow for the endogeneity of voucher school location, using the number of local Catholic churches as an instrument. We find that a larger number of public schools positively affects the quality of education of other schools located in the same area, particularly amongst middle-class families and in middle-ranking schools. However, the number of voucher schools is associated with lower performance in neighbouring schools, which we attribute to pupil sorting.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/fjds20/current
Additional Information: © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
JEL classification: I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education > I20 - General
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education > I28 - Government Policy
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2018 09:36
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2018 10:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/90244

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