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Tracking and specialization of high schools

De Groote, Olivier and Declercq, Koen (2018) Tracking and specialization of high schools: heterogeneous effects of school choice. TSE Working Paper, n. 18-958, Toulouse

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We analyze the impact of choosing an elite school on high school graduation in
an early tracking system in Flanders (Belgium). Elite schools offer only an academic
track, while most other schools offer multiple tracks. On average, students experience a 3.3 percentage point increase in the likelihood of obtaining a degree. We find that the effects are heterogeneous. On average, students who self-select into elite schools do not experience an effect, while students who do not choose an elite school would experience positive effects. Our results can be explained by different tracking decisions in both types of schools.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Sub-title: heterogeneous effects of school choice
Language: English
Date: September 2018
Place of Publication: Toulouse
Uncontrolled Keywords: elite schools, early tracking, marginal treatment effects
JEL Classification: C31 - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions
I28 - Government Policy
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Institution: Université Toulouse Capitole
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2018 14:23
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2020 13:01
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