DP11605 France's Almost Public Private Schools

Author(s): Giuseppe Bertola
Publication Date: November 2016
Keyword(s): Education financing, Family background, School selection
JEL(s): I22, I24
Programme Areas: Labour Economics
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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.