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Demand for secondary school characteristics - Evidence from school choice data in Hungary

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  • Thomas Wouters

    () (KU Leuven)

  • Zoltan Hermann

    () (Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary (CERSHAS) and Corvinus University of Budapest)

  • Carla Haelermans

    () (Maastricht University)

Abstract

We estimate preferences for school tracks in upper secondary education in Hungary. We consider travel time, school SES composition, school level (in terms of peer quality) and school quality (in terms of added value). We find that students have stronger preferences for school SES composition and school level, rather than school quality (which may be harder to observe). Furthermore, these preferences vary between high and low ranked schools, indicating students use heuristics in the process of compiling their ranked preference list.

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  • Thomas Wouters & Zoltan Hermann & Carla Haelermans, 2018. "Demand for secondary school characteristics - Evidence from school choice data in Hungary," Budapest Working Papers on the Labour Market 1803, Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies.
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    Keywords

    school choice; school composition; school quality; rank-ordered logit;

    JEL classification:

    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • I24 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Education and Inequality

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