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Immigration and school choice in Australia

1 Mar 2012
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This article examines the relationship between the share of immigrants in a locality and private versus public school choices of natives and immigrants in Australia.

Using the 2001 Australian Census data, it finds that private school attendance among native-born Australians is higher in localities with a higher share of immigrant populations. Immigrants’ private school attendance is lower where the share of their like-type immigrants is higher.
These effects vary with the presence of a common language and ethnic background between the natives and the immigrants. Overall, the results suggest the possibility of a ‘flight’ from unfamiliar cultures in the Australian school system.

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