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ERIC Number: EJ994935
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 36
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1558-2159
Efficiency and Equity within European Education Systems and School Choice Policy: Bridging Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches
Poder, Kaire; Kerem, Kaie; Lauri, Triin
Journal of School Choice, v7 n1 p1-36 2013
We seek out the good institutional features of the European choice policies that can enhance both equity and efficiency at the system level. For causality analysis we construct the typology of 28 European educational systems by using fuzzy-set analysis. We combine five independent variables to indicate institutional features of school choice policy: availability of choice, tracking, school variability, empowerment of parents, and financial incentive schemes supporting choice policy. Findings show that the most important complements producing efficiency are "no-choice" with "no-tracking" and "choice" together with "tracking" and "school variability." "No-choice" with "no-tracking" can also lead to more equity. (Contains 5 figures, 4 tables and 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment