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Parental Preferences for Primary School Characteristics
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI). Maastricht University, The Netherlands.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI).
2015 (English)In: The B.E. Journals in Economic Analysis & Policy, ISSN 1935-1682, E-ISSN 1935-1682, Vol. 15, no 1, 85-117 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Free school choice has often been argued to be a tide that lifts school quality through increased competition. This paper analyzes the underlying assumption that school quality is an important choice criterion for parents. Using a large and representative data set of over 15,000 Dutch primary school starters, we estimate models of school demand that incorporate heterogeneity in school preferences. Our results show that traditional measures for school quality matter, but other characteristics, such as school denomination and educational philosophy, are more important predictors of choice. Preferences for these school characteristics are strongly heterogeneous across parents.

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2015. Vol. 15, no 1, 85-117 p.
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school choice, school quality, school competition
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Economics and Business Educational Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-113219DOI: 10.1515/bejeap-2014-0032ISI: 000346599800004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-113219DiVA: diva2:791341
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Available from: 2015-02-27 Created: 2015-01-26 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved

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