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Author (up) Canals, C.; Goles, E.; Mascareno, A.; Rica, S.; Ruz, G.A. pdf  doi
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  Title School Choice in a Market Environment: Individual versus Social Expectations Type Journal Article
  Year 2018 Publication Complexity Abbreviated Journal Complexity  
  Volume 3793095 Issue Pages 11 pp  
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  Abstract School choice is a key factor connecting personal preferences (beliefs, desires, and needs) and school offer in education markets. While it is assumed that preferences are highly individualistic forms of expectations by means of which parents select schools satisfying their internal moral standards, this paper argues that a better matching between parental preferences and school offer is achieved when individuals take into account their relevant network vicinity, thereby constructing social expectations regarding school choice. We develop two related models (individual expectations and social expectations) and prove that they are driven by a Lyapunov function, obtaining that both models converge to fixed points. Also, we assess their performance by conducting computational simulations. While the individual expectations model shows a probabilistic transition and a critical threshold below which preferences concentrate in a few schools and a significant amount of students is left unattended by the school offer, the social expectations model presents a smooth dynamics in which most of the schools have students all the time and no students are left out. We discuss our results considering key topics of the empirical research on school choice in educational market environments and conclude that social expectations contribute to improve information and lead to a better matching between school offer and parental preferences.  
  Address [Canals, Catalina; Goles, Eric; Rica, Sergio; Ruz, Gonzalo A.] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Fac Ingn & Ciencias, Av Diagonal Las Torres 2640, Santiago, Chile, Email: gonzalo.ruz@uai.cl  
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  Publisher Wiley-Hindawi Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
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  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 1076-2787 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes WOS:000454095100001 Approved no  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 955  
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