Hans Henrik Sievertsen, University of Bristol:"Playing the system: address manipulation and access to education"


Combining Danish survey data and administrative records we provide evidence of strategic address changes among high school applicants. We exploit  policies variation and study mobility patterns to verify that these moves are likely to be driven by incentives to increase chances for admission to preferred high schools, and unlikely to be driven by other motives. Finally, we investigate, both theoretically and empirically, how this behavior affects efficiency and increases inequality in school choice mechanisms