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"In consideration of the children", really? Adoption of the school-rhythm reform by French municipalities

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  • Cassette, Aurélie
  • Farvaque, Etienne

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This research looks at the determinants of the adoption of the school-rhythm reform by French municipalities. The possibility opened to mayors to adopt the reform sooner (2013) or later (2014) offers the opportunity to measure how much the interests of the children have weighted on the decision. As our results reveal strong partisan biases to be prevalent, and financial reasons to be influential, it can be affirmed that the children's interest has clearly not been the only consideration in mind.

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  • Cassette, Aurélie & Farvaque, Etienne, 2013. ""In consideration of the children", really? Adoption of the school-rhythm reform by French municipalities," MPRA Paper 50995, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Elections; Budget; Reform.;

    JEL classification:

    • D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
    • D78 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Positive Analysis of Policy Formulation and Implementation
    • H7 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations
    • H75 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Government: Health, Education, and Welfare

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