Majandusteaduskonna teadusseminar “When Public Acts Like Private: The Failure of Estonia´s School Choice Mechanism” 13. veebruaril
Majandusteaduskonna teadusseminar “When Public Acts Like Private: The Failure of Estonia´s School Choice Mechanism” toimub 13. veebruaril kell 16.00-17.00 ruumis X-219.
Seminar on inglise keeles, kõik huvilised on oodatud!
Kaire Põder, TSEBA and Triin Lauri, Tallinn University, will present their recent paper:
When Public Acts Like Private: The Failure of Estonia´s School Choice Mechanism
We show the segregation effect of the market-like matching of students and schools at the basic school level. Our natural experiment case is the capital city of Estonia – Tallinn. The current school choice mechanism applied by our case is based on entrance tests. There are increasingly over-demanded intra-catchment area public schools, where high reputation is reinforced by publicly reported league tables. The current mechanism has created parental strategies of prep-schooling and manipulation with addresses. Logistic regression results, based on survey data, reveals that under competitive entrance the success of admission to high reputation schools is determined by family educational strategies and family background characteristics. Understanding this heterogeneous strategic behaviour is important for the effective design of school choice mechanisms.
The seminar is held in English. Copies of the paper will be available at the seminar.
Everyone is welcome. Please feel free to share this invitation!
Questions regarding the seminar can be addressed to Liis Saks, liis dot saks at ttu dot ee.