When do reforms meet fairness concerns in school admissions
In this paper we investigate when a series of reforms of school admissions mechanisms are motivated by fairness concerns. Prior to the reforms as well as after, the mechanisms are vulnerable to manipulation and unfair as they may have blocking students who miss schools that they are entitled to. We show that some of these policy changes improved fairness by adopting mechanisms which have fewer number of blocking students compared to the preexisting ones while several others did not. We show that some preexisting mechanisms have a greater level of vulnerability to manipulation than unfairness while for several others this ranking is reversed.