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
Date Written: December 16, 2015
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
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