Student mobility in low quality schools: segmentation among the most vulnerable students

  • Marcela Román Center for Educational Research and Development (CIDE), University Alberto Hurtado, Santiago
  • Marcela Perticará School of Economic and Business, University Alberto Hurtado, Santiago

Abstract

This study addresses the phenomenon of permanence for long years of low performance (urban) schools, measured by SIMCE. We also analyze mobility of students to other schools of same or better quality. The results show that student´s mobility rates in these schools is almost 11%. Almost 30% of the students who change schools go to a school of the same or worse quality. Students with greater probabilities of changing to better performance (higher quality) schools are those pertaining to groups with greater economic resources and cultural capital or better academic performance, which could account for strong segmentation that exists in the Chilean educational system.
Keywords Election of schools, Determinants of the change for low quality schools, outflow of students, Chile
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Román, M., & Perticará, M. (2012). Student mobility in low quality schools: segmentation among the most vulnerable students. Estudios de Economía, 39(2), pp. 159-177. Retrieved from https://estudiosdeeconomia.uchile.cl/index.php/EDE/article/view/31041/43314
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2012-01-01