ERIC Number: EJ1054566
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
The Impact of Private Schools on Educational Attainment in the State of São Paulo
Stern, Jonathan M. B.
Journal of School Choice, v9 n1 p4-29 2015
This study uses a comprehensive dataset on secondary school students in Brazil to examine the impact of private school enrollment on educational attainment in São Paulo. The results show that private school students (across all levels of tuition) perform better than their public school counterparts on Brazil's high school exit exam, even after reducing sample selection bias via a variety of propensity score matching models. Ultimately, the author concludes that the significant achievement gains provided by low-fee and high-fee private secondary schools in Brazil strengthen the demand for private schooling despite recent increases in public spending.
Descriptors: Private Schools, Educational Attainment, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Enrollment, Exit Examinations, Scores, Achievement Gains, Public Schools, Correlation, School Choice, Financial Support, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Brazil