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Educational Vouchers and Social Cohesion

Title: Educational Vouchers and Social Cohesion: A Statistical Analysis of Student Civic Attitudes in Sweden, 1999-2009.
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Name(s): Shafiq, M. Najeeb, author
Myers, John P. (John Patrick), author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2014
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study examines the Swedish national educational voucher scheme and changes in social cohesion. We conduct a statistical analysis using data from the 1999 and 2009 rounds of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement's civic education study of 14-year-old students and their attitudes toward the rights of ethnic minorities and immigrants. Using regression models, we do not find evidence of a decline in civic attitudes and therefore social cohesion. We attribute the results to Sweden's voucher design and context that minimized segregation and preserved civics curricula in all schools.
Identifier: FSU_migr_ste_faculty_publications-0023 (IID), 10.1086/678115 (DOI)
Keywords: Civic attitudes, educational vouchers, democratic education, social cohesion
Note: Final version of article available after 12 month embargo in accordance with University of Chicago Press archiving policies. Available on publisher site at http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/678115'>http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/678115">http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/678115
Citation: M. Najeeb Shafiq and John P. Myers. "Educational Vouchers and Social Cohesion: A Statistical Analysis of Student Civic Attitudes in Sweden, 1999—2009" American Journal of Education, Vol. 121, No. 1 (November 2014), pp. 111-136.
Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/678115
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_ste_faculty_publications-0023
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: School of Teacher Education Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: American Journal of Education.
Issue: 1, 121

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Shafiq, M. N., & Myers, J. P. (J. P. ). (2014). Educational Vouchers and Social Cohesion: A Statistical Analysis of Student Civic Attitudes in Sweden, 1999-2009. American Journal Of Education. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/678115