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Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper examines and evaluates one of the entry barriers in the Swedish upper secondary school market, the governmental imposed restriction which states that the establishment of an independent school can not result in substantial negative eects for municipal schools. Identication of what variables are considered when ruling the establishment of an independent school inappropriate due to the risk of causing substantial negative eects is carried out through quantitative analysis by gathering data from a stratied sample of applications sent in to the Swedish School Inspectorate 2011 and 2012 to start or expand independent schools. The probability of getting an application to start or expand independent school is regressed on the predicted number of remaining students at municipal schools, on the predicted student population change and on the municipality recommendation. The models developed show that the predicted number of students left in municipal schools has a big impact on the probability of getting an application approved with distinct kinks in the explanatory power. The result also show that the predicted student populations change is taken into account but that the municipal recommendation is not.

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independent schools; entry barriers; substantial negative eects; application process; Swedish School Inspectorate
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-203603OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-203603DiVA: diva2:637062
Available from: 2013-07-16 Created: 2013-07-16 Last updated: 2013-07-16Bibliographically approved

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