Understanding how vouchers impact municipalities in Chile, and how municipalities respond to market pressures

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Understanding how vouchers impact municipalities in Chile, and how municipalities respond to market pressures

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dc.contributor.advisor Holme, Jennifer Jellison
dc.creator Portales Olivares, Jaime Antonio
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-08T19:44:38Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-08T19:44:38Z
dc.date.created 2012-08
dc.date.issued 2012-10-08
dc.date.submitted August 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2012-08-5986
dc.description.abstract The main purpose of this dissertation is to examine how Chilean municipalities have been affected by, and have responded to, the threat of competition for students under the Chilean voucher system, and to test whether between-district stratification has been a relevant or irrelevant outcome of such pressures. More specifically, this study analyzes which key municipal factors are associated with local public school enrollment gains, retention or losses under the voucher system. In addition, the purpose is to study the measures undertaken by some municipal public school officials and public school principals at the local level in Santiago de Chile, the Chilean capital city, in order to retain or attract students to their public-municipal schools. Main findings indicate that unfair competition between public and private-voucher sectors largely explains public-municipal enrollment losses and private-voucher enrollment gains experimented both in Santiago and the overall country. On the other hand, unfair competition between public school districts themselves largely explains differences on enrollment and stratification within the public sector. Overall, this dissertation demonstrates that the Chilean voucher system has not improved the educational opportunities of disadvantaged students within the city –and across the country as a whole- as school choice proponents claim vouchers will do.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject School choice
dc.subject Vouchers
dc.subject Public education
dc.subject Chile
dc.title Understanding how vouchers impact municipalities in Chile, and how municipalities respond to market pressures
dc.date.updated 2012-10-08T19:44:55Z
dc.identifier.slug 2152/ETD-UT-2012-08-5986
dc.contributor.committeeMember Heilig, Julian V.
dc.contributor.committeeMember Marteleto, Leticia
dc.contributor.committeeMember Reyes, Pedro
dc.contributor.committeeMember Sharpe, Edwin
dc.description.department Educational Administration
dc.type.genre thesis
dc.type.material text
thesis.degree.department Educational Administration
thesis.degree.discipline Educational Administration
thesis.degree.grantor University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy

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