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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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Yoshida, Atsushi and Kogure, Katsuo and Ushijima, Koichi, *School Choice and Student Sorting: Evidence from Adachi Ward in Japan. Japanese Economic Review, Vol. 60, Issue 4, pp. 446-472, December 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1505723 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-5876.2008.00462.x
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