Get access

SCHOOLING FOR MONEY: SWEDISH EDUCATION REFORM AND THE ROLE OF THE PROFIT MOTIVE

Authors


Gabriel H. Sahlgren is a recent graduate in Politics at the University of Cambridge (gabriel.sahlgren@cantab.net).

Abstract

This paper analyses quantitative evidence on the performance of for-profit schools in Sweden. It finds that school competition improved educational attainment and conditions for teachers. The benefits of competition were enhanced by the high number of for-profit schools that were established.

Ancillary