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Private School Usage in Australia 1975–2010: Evidence from the Household Expenditure Surveys

Tue Gørgens, Christopher Ryan and Guochang Zhao ()

Australian Economic Review, 2020, vol. 53, issue 2, 198-213

Abstract: The use of private schools in Australia has increased greatly since the 1970s. This article shows that most of the growth has been concentrated in attendance at low‐fee schools, while the growth in using high‐fee schools has been modest. Furthermore, the increase has occurred for households at all income levels, for both single‐parent and two‐parent households, for households of all sizes, and irrespective of whether the household reference person is born in Australia or elsewhere. However, increasing income and changes in household composition can account only for a small part of the trend.

Date: 2020
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