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The drift to private schools in Australia: understanding its features

Ryan, Chris; Watson, Louise


Government subsidies have provided a major source of funds to private schools in Australia for three decades. The increasing level of private school subsidies since the mid-1970s has contributed to a steady increase in the proportion of students enrolled in private schools. This growth in the private school share of enrolments was not inevitable, but has been the outcome of government policies. We use an economic framework that focuses jointly on the price and quality of schooling and find...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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