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The short-run impact of using lotteries for school admissions: early results from Brighton and Hove's reforms

Allen, Rebecca and Burgess, Simon and McKenna, Leigh (2013) The short-run impact of using lotteries for school admissions: early results from Brighton and Hove's reforms. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 38 (1). pp. 149-166. ISSN 0020-2754. DOI UNSPECIFIED

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Abstract

We analyse the initial impact of a major school admission reform in Brighton and Hove. The new system incorporated a lottery for oversubscribed places and new catchment areas. We examine the post-reform changes in school composition. We locate the major winners and losers in terms of the quality of school attended. We match similar cities and conduct a difference-in-difference analysis of the policy change. The results are complex: we see an increase in student sorting but we also see a significant weakening of the dependence of school attended on student’s prior attainment.

Item Type: Article
Controlled Keywords: school lottery, education, school admissions, segregation, school access
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Quantitative Social Science
Depositing User: Atira Pure
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2014 16:30
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 08:52
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