ERIC Number: EJ1054663
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Choice of Ontario High Schools and Its Impact on University Applications
Leonard, Philip S. J.
Education Economics, v23 n4 p433-454 2015
The extent to which increasing students' ability to choose between schools can impact their educational outcomes continues to generate significant research interest. I take advantage of the unique context in the province of Ontario, where two publicly funded school systems operate in parallel. I find a small positive impact of school choice on student applications to university. However, most of the impact is in terms of "cross-effects"; the most robust finding is that the more Catholic high schools accessible from a neighbourhood, the better the public high schools perform. This is suggestive that one mechanism through which choice affects school outcomes is through competition between public and Catholic school boards.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Choice, High Schools, College Applicants, Catholic Schools, Public Schools, Access to Education, Neighborhoods, High School Students, Regression (Statistics), Outcome Measures
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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