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The Educational Impact of Parental Choice and School Competition

Steve  Gibbons,  Stephen  Machin,  Olmo  Silva,  December 2006
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A central focus of current education policy is to expand parents' choice over where their children go to school and to promote competition between schools. A long-running CEP research programme by Stephen Gibbons, Stephen Machin and Olmo Silva has been assessing the effects on both educational outcomes and inequalities between schools.

CentrePiece 11 (3) Winter 2006 pages: 6 -9

This article summarises a series of research papers, including: 'Choice, Competition and Pupil Achievement' by Stephen Gibbons, Stephen Machin and Olmo Silva, Discussion Paper No. 56 from the Centre for the Economics of Education (CEE); 'Competition and Accessibility in School Markets: Empirical Analysis Using Boundary Discontinuities' by Stephen Gibbons and Olmo Silva, in Improving School Accountability: Check-ups or Choice edited by Timothy Gronberg and Dennis Jansen (Elsevier); and 'Urban Density and Pupil Attainment' by Stephen Gibbons and Olmo Silva, mimeo, CEP.