Does Educational Management Model Matter? New Evidence for Spain by a Quasiexperimental Approach

IEB Working Paper N. 2015/40

45 Pages Posted: 22 Dec 2015

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María‐Jesús Mancebón

University of Zaragoza

Domingo Ximénez-de-Embún

University of Zaragoza - Department of Economic Analysis

Mauro Mediavilla

University of Barcelona

José‐María Gómez‐Sancho

University of Zaragoza

Date Written: December 16, 2015

Abstract

One of the subjects that has focused the empirical work of many educational economists has been the public funding of privately run schools. In this paper we use a quasiexperimental approach in order to evaluate the effect of attending a Spanish publicly subsidised private school on some of the educational skills promoted by Spanish primary schools. Our results underline the existence of a certain advantage of the publicly subsidised private school in some educational competencies, in particular those related to the dominance of abilities in solving problems and questions related to scientific skills.

Keywords: School choice, propensity score matching, hierarchical linear models, unobservable variables bias, sciences and foreign language (English) skills, primary schools

JEL Classification: I21, I29

Suggested Citation

Mancebón, María‐Jesús and Ximénez-de-Embún, Domingo and Mediavilla, Mauro and Gómez‐Sancho, José‐María, Does Educational Management Model Matter? New Evidence for Spain by a Quasiexperimental Approach (December 16, 2015). IEB Working Paper N. 2015/40, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2706598 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2706598

María‐Jesús Mancebón

University of Zaragoza

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Zaragoza, 50005
Spain

Domingo Ximénez-de-Embún

University of Zaragoza - Department of Economic Analysis ( email )

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Facultad de Economía y Empresa
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Spain
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Mauro Mediavilla (Contact Author)

University of Barcelona ( email )

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Barcelona, 08007
Spain

José‐María Gómez‐Sancho

University of Zaragoza

Gran Via 2
Zaragoza, 50005
Spain

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