Independent Schools and Long‐Run Educational Outcomes: Evidence from Sweden's Large‐Scale Voucher Reform

@article{Bhlmark2012IndependentSA,
  title={Independent Schools and Long‐Run Educational Outcomes: Evidence from Sweden's Large‐Scale Voucher Reform},
  author={Anders B{\"o}hlmark and Mikael Lindahl},
  journal={Macroeconomics: Production \& Investment eJournal},
  year={2012}
}
This paper evaluates average educational performance effects of an expanding independentschool sector at the compulsory level by assessing a radical voucher reform that was implemented in Sweden in 1992. Starting from a situation where all public schools were essentially local monopolists, the degree of independent schools has developed very differently across municipalities over time as a result of this reform. We regress the change in educational performance outcomes on the increase in the… 

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