Market-Oriented Education Reforms and Social Inequalities among the Young Population in Chile

  • Camilla T. Helgø
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The aim of this chapter is to determine some of the sources of inequalities within the Chilean secondary education sector following the introduction of market-oriented educational reforms at the beginning of the 1980s. Chile as a case study is appealing because of its many innovative policies and the country’s reputation as a successful example of social and economic transformation, not least in the field of education, within the international donor community. An analysis of the functioning of the Chilean secondary education system is also highly relevant given the relationship between education and social and economic status and considering the country’s continuing struggle with conspicuous income inequalities.


School Resource Scholastic Aptitude Test Decentralization Policy Market Governance Voucher System 
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