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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Abstract

We analyze the impact of choosing for an elite school on high school graduation in an early tracking system. We apply our analysis to Belgium, where schools can offer one or more tracks, but elite schools offer only the academic track. We derive a non-significant average effect, but there is substantial heterogeneity. Students who self- select into elite schools experience a 4 percentage point drop in their chances to obtain a degree. This can be explained by track switching. Students with a high preference for elite schools do not want to leave this school to sort into a better suited track.

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 codes: C31 - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions
I28 - Government Policy
Subjects: B- ECONOMIE ET FINANCE
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Institution: Université Toulouse Capitole
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2018 14:23
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2018 14:23
OAI ID: oai:tse-fr.eu:32967
URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/26287

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