A Reexamination of Private School Effectiveness: the Netherlands

  • Ilja Cornelisz, Henry M. Levin, +5 authors Henriëtte Maassen
  • Published 2012


This paper readdresses the issue of relative private school effectiveness in the Netherlands. Using both PISA 2006 and 2009 data, the results show that the instrumental variable approach used in Patrinos (2011) is incomplete, highly unstable and unlikely to yield credible school type effects. Therefore, a propensity score matching strategy is proposed… (More)


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