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ERIC Number: ED509324
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 39
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
Private Education Provision and Public Finance: The Netherlands. Policy Research Working Paper 5185
Patrinos, Harry Anthony
Human Development Network Education
One of the key features of the Dutch education system is freedom of education--freedom to establish schools and organize teaching. Almost 70 percent of schools in the Netherlands are administered by private school boards, and all schools are government funded equally. This allows school choice. Using an instrument to identify school choice, it is shown that the Dutch system promotes academic performance. The instrumental variables results show that private school attendance is associated with higher test scores. Private school size effects in math, reading, and science achievement are 0.17, 0.28, and 0.18. (Contains 4 tables and 4 figures.) [This report was supported by the World Bank's Human Development Network Professional Development Grant.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Bank, Human Development Network
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment