uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Independent Schools and Long-Run Educational Outcomes: Evidence from Sweden’s Large Scale Voucher Reform
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics. Uppsala University, Units outside the University, Office of Labour Market Policy Evaluation.
2015 (English)In: Economica, ISSN 0013-0427, E-ISSN 1468-0335, Vol. 82, no 327, 508-551 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We estimate effects on educational outcomes from the expansion of the independent school sector in Sweden, which followed as a consequence of the radical 1992 voucher reform. Using variation in this expansion across municipalities, we find that an increase in the share of independent school students improves average short- and long-run outcomes, explained primarily by external effects (e.g. school competition). For most outcomes, we observe significant effects first a decade after the reform. By using regional level TIMSS data, we can reconcile our results with the negative national trend for Swedish students in international achievement tests.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 82, no 327, 508-551 p.
National Category
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-239466DOI: 10.1111/ecca.12130ISI: 000356374000005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-239466DiVA: diva2:774627
EU, European Research Council, 241161
Available from: 2014-12-27 Created: 2014-12-27 Last updated: 2015-07-09Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Lindahl, Mikael
By organisation
Department of EconomicsOffice of Labour Market Policy Evaluation
In the same journal

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 354 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link