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Choosers and losers: The impact of government subsidies on Australian secondary schools

Watson, Louise; Ryan, Christopher


For over three decades, government subsidies have been a major source of funds for private schools in Australia. Private schools now enrol more than one-third of all students. Analysing administrative and participation data, we find that Australian private schools have used government subsidies to increase the quality of their services (that is, to reduce studentteacher ratios) rather than to reduce their fees. As a consequence, the socio-economic composition of private schools has remained...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Education


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