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Who benefits from educational choice? some evidence from Europe

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  • John S. Ambler

    (Professor of Political Science at Rice University)

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    Evidence from Britain, France, and The Netherlands is examined to test the claim that educational choice enhances equality of opportunity by empowering parents of modest income. The European experience clearly suggests that, whatever its merits in other respects, educational choice tends to intensify class segregation through the effects of different preferences and information costs. Various means of moderating these effects are considered.

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    Article provided by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in its journal Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.

    Volume (Year): 13 (1994)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 454-476

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    Handle: RePEc:wly:jpamgt:v:13:y:1994:i:3:p:454-476

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    1. Levin, Henry M., 1991. "The economics of educational choice," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 10(2), pages 137-158, June.
    2. Lankford, Hamilton & Wyckoff, James, 1992. "Primary and secondary school choice among public and religious alternatives," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 11(4), pages 317-337, December.
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    1. Jaag, Christian, 2006. "School Competition," MPRA Paper 339, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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