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Editor
Rómulo Chumacero
Executive Editor
Andrea Sandoval A.
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Student mobility in low quality schools: Segmentation among the most vulnerable students
Authors: Román, Marcela; Perticará, Marcela
Vol. 39, Nº 2, pp. 159 - 177 , 2012
Jel: I2, O54

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

Key Words: Election of schools, Determinants of the change for low quality schools, outflow of students, Chile

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