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Have private schools improved student performance?

2012-12-04

On december 4, Scientists Mikael Lindahl and Anders Böhlmark, both affiliated to IFAU, presented a report in which they have found positive effects of the Swedish reform that in 1992 opened up for privately managed schools. IFN-researcher Jonas Vlachos was invited to comment on the report.

Scientists Mikael Lindahl and Anders Böhlmark, both affiliated to IFAU, have found positive effects of the Swedish reform that in 1992 opened up for privately managed schools: "Average school results improved in municipalities with higher percentage of privately managed schools. The improvements include both students in public and private schools", Lindahl and Böhlmark reported at a seminar organized by SNS on December 4. The study and the seminar is part of collaboration between IFN and SNS on the service sector economy. IFN-researcher Jonas Vlachos was invited to comment on the report.

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