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Title: France's Almost Public Private Schools

Author(s): Giuseppe Bertola

Publication Date: November 2016

Keyword(s): Education financing; Family background; School selection.

Programme Area(s): Labour Economics

Abstract: This paper uses a large and detailed dataset to characterize the enrolment and educational performance of regulated and subsidized French private schools. Individual ability reduces the probability of private secondary schooling. Structural models indeed find that both observable and unobservable initial ability matter less in private than in State schools for successful secondary school completion and access to tertiary education.

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Bertola, G. 2016. 'France's Almost Public Private Schools'. London, Centre for Economic Policy Research.