School Choice and Educational Mobility : Lessons from Secondary School Applications in Ghana

@inproceedings{Ajayi2014SchoolCA,
  title={School Choice and Educational Mobility : Lessons from Secondary School Applications in Ghana},
  author={Kehinde F. Ajayi},
  year={2014}
}
A large number of school choice systems use merit-based assignment mechanisms in which students have incomplete information and constraints on the number of choices they can list. This paper empirically evaluates the link between school choice mechanisms and educational mobility using detailed administrative data from three cohorts of applicants to secondary school in Ghana, where standardized exams and a nationwide application process are used to allocate 350,000 elementary school students a… CONTINUE READING
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