Mixing versus sorting: Entering top universities

Sunku Hahn, Taeyoon Sung, Jisun Baek

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Ten cities in Korea have recently changed their high school system from "sorting" to "mixing" where students are assigned regardless of their academic abilities. We report that the number of high school graduates entering top universities has significantly decreased after the change.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-46
Number of pages4
JournalEconomics Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We are deeply indebted to the undergraduate students of Yonsei University who helped us in surveying the high schools. Also the financial aid from Yonsei Global 5-5-10 Research Fund is gratefully acknowledged.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics


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