Student preferences for alternative school arrangements
Schooling decisions affect individuals' future income, health, and other social aspects. Students might decide differently when the school supply changes. To understand how the organization of schools shapes high school decisions, we use a discrete-choice experiment to estimate student preferences for school location, hours, curriculum, quality, social desirability, and financial compensation (scholarships). Students have stronger preferences for schools near their homes, shorter school days, and alternative curriculums (e.g., vocational training). They prefer schools that parents and friends desire, and they are indifferent to teacher preferences. Finally, students are more likely to choose more frequently schools with higher levels of financial compensation.
Leonardo Rosa is a postdoc at INSPER (Brazil). He holds a Ph.D. in Economics of Education from Stanford University. His research is in Applied Microeconomics, particularly public policy analysis related to education and adolescent development.