How were students affected by the expansion of upper secondary voucher schools?

Author: Karin Edmark , And Carla Haelermans, And Iftikhar Hussain, And

Dnr: 190/2020

The project investigates how the expansion of upper secondary voucher schools during the 1990s and 2000s affected students’ educational trajectory and later outcomes. In a first step, it examines how the local presence of upper secondary voucher schools affected the probability of attending different upper secondary educational tracks. In a second step, effects on school results, the transition to higher studies, and labour market outcomes are estimated.

The project uses register-based information on students’ educational and labour market outcomes, as well as data on demographic variables, family background, and detailed geographical indicators. The population consists of all students of upper secondary school age.