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Determinantes de la elección de centro educativo por parte de los padres





    (Departamento de Economía Aplicada. Universidad de Valencia.)



El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar si las condiciones socioeconómicas de las familias tienen una influencia significativa en la elección de centro educativo por parte de los padres. Para ello hemos utilizado datos acerca de las preferencias manifestadas por los padres en las solicitudes de admisión en los centros educativos de la ciudad de Valencia. Las variables explicativas utilizadas son el nivel de renta familiar, las características de la familia (número de miembros, minusvalías, situación laboral de los padres) y el nivel de renta del barrio. El resultado del análisis muestra que aunque las variables utilizadas tienen cierto efecto sobre la elección de centro, este efecto no siempre tiene el signo que cabría esperar. The main aim of this paper is to analyse if the socio-economic conditions of families have a significant influence on the parental school choice. We have used data regarding the preferences revealed by parents in the application forms for admission to schools in Valencia. The independent variables selected are the family income, the characteristics of the family (number of people, if they are handicapped, labour situation of parents) and the level of income of the district. The main result of the analysis is that socio-economic variables do influence the school choice, but their effect do not always have the expected sign.

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  • Fuenmayor, A. & Granell,R. & Villarreal, E, 2003. "Determinantes de la elección de centro educativo por parte de los padres," Estudios de Economia Aplicada, Estudios de Economia Aplicada, vol. 21, pages 377-389, Agosto.
  • Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:21_2_10

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    1. 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.
    2. Rafael Granell, 2002. "Education Vouchers in Spain: The Valencian Experience," Education Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 10(2), pages 119-132.
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    Education Economics; School Centres; Econometric Analysis.;

    JEL classification:

    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes


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