School vouchers : an evaluation of their impact on education outcomes. /
Contributor(s): Wilkinson, DebSeries: Discussion paper no. 88Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Australia Institute 2006Description: xii, 82 pISSN: 1322-5421Subject(s): Education Finance | Private Schools | Education And State | Human Capital | Evaluation | Performance Indicators | Social CapitalOnline Resources: DOWNLOAD PDF
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This paper considers the likely effects of introducing in Australia a school voucher scheme that is, a universal government education payment per child to parents, who could spend it on a public or private school of their choice. The authors conclude that the claimed benefits are largely unsupported by the available evidence, and that vouchers could have adverse effects on equal opportunity and social cohesion, as well as being expensive.