*School Choice and Student Sorting: Evidence from Adachi Ward in Japan
University of Tsukuba - Institute of Policy and Planning Sciences
University of Tsukuba
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Japanese Economic Review, Vol. 60, Issue 4, pp. 446-472, December 2009
We examine whether the school choice programme of public junior high schools in Adachi ward has caused student sorting and has thus increased the differences in scores between the schools. We find that students are sorted in the sense that the students living in the school attendance areas where there is a higher proportion of high-status occupations are more likely to select private schools even after the introduction of the school choice programme, or they select public schools with higher scores. Adachi's average scores relative to the Tokyo average have improved, while the between school differences in scores have not expanded.
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Date posted: November 17, 2009