Effects of free choice among public schools
Lavy, Victor. (2009) Effects of free choice among public schools. Review of Economic Studies, Vol.77 (No.3). pp. 1164-1191. ISSN 0034-6527Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-937X.2009.00588.x
In this paper, I investigate the impact of a programme in Tel-Aviv, Israel, that terminated an existing inter-district busing integration programme and allowed students free choice among public schools. The identification is based on difference-in-differences and regression discontinuity designs that yield various alternative comparison groups drawn from untreated tangent neighbourhoods and adjacent cities. Across identification methods and comparison groups, the results consistently suggest that choice significantly reduces the drop-out rate and increases the cognitive achievements of high-school students. It also improves behavioural outcomes such as teacher-student relationships and students' social acclimation and satisfaction at school, and reduces the level of violence and classroom disruption.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
L Education > L Education (General)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Review of Economic Studies|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Number of Pages:||28|
|Page Range:||pp. 1164-1191|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Forum Sapir, Israel National Academy Foundation|
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