Main Researcher: Alejandro Carrasco (Education UC)

Chile has one of the most privatized education systems in the world. The School Inclusion Law (2015), which eliminated shared funding and introduced the end of for-profit education and the prohibition of academic selection in subsidized schools, is changing the educational landscape, but does not greatly alter the market organization model or privatization policies of the last few decades.

This line studies the extent in which new regulations to the educational market and mixed provision in Chile contribute to create a more inclusive educational system. Using mixed research approaches, the line will study the territorial, social, cultural, educational and organizational effects of the policies being implemented, with a special focus on the interaction between the new admission system, as well as the end of co-payment, with the dynamics of school choice and school segregation patterns.

The ultimate goal is to understand the contribution of the components of the Inclusion Law to creating a fairer school system. Our scientific focus will be to explore the relationships between socioeconomic inequality, market policies and de-segregation reforms in order to understand the way in which they lessen the impact of social origin on educational and social destiny.

Our research team is composed of:


Main Researcher

Alejandro Carrasco  ->  See profile


Associate Researchers

Ngaire Honey  ->  See profile
Juan de Dios Oyarzún  ->  See profile


PhD Students

Blanca Barco
Macarena Hernandez


International Collaborations

Ruth Lupton —University of Manchester, United Kingdom