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School performance in Australia: is there a role for quasi-markets?

Draca, M and Green, C and Bradley, S (2004) School performance in Australia: is there a role for quasi-markets? The Australian Economic Review, 37 (3). pp. 271-286. ISSN 0004-9018

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    Abstract

    Recent changes to the organisation of Australia's education system have raised the possibility of implementing wide-ranging market reforms. In this article we discuss the scope for introducing reforms similar to the United Kingdom's 'quasi-market' model. We discuss the role of school league tables in providing signals and incentives in a quasi-market. Specifically, we compare a range of unadjusted and model-based league tables of primary school performance in Queensland's public education system. These comparisons indicate that model-based tables which account for socio-economic status and student intake quality vary significantly from the unadjusted tables.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: The Australian Economic Review
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
    Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Economics
    ID Code: 31325
    Deposited By: Dr Colin P Green
    Deposited On: 08 Jan 2010 09:45
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 16:55
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/31325

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