Mobility, Targeting, and Private-School Vouchers
AbstractThis paper uses general-equilibrium simulations to explore the role of residential mobility in shaping the impact of different private-school voucher policies. The simulations are derived from a three-district model of low-, middle-, and high-income school districts (calibrated to New York data) with housing stocks that vary within and across districts. In this model, it is demonstrated that school-district targeted vouchers are similar in their impact to non targeted vouchers but vastly different from vouchers targeted to low-income households. Furthermore, strong migration effects are shown to significantly improve the likely equity consequences of voucher programs.
CitationNechyba, Thomas, J. 2000. "Mobility, Targeting, and Private-School Vouchers." American Economic Review, 90 (1): 130-146. DOI: 10.1257/aer.90.1.130
- I22 Educational Finance
- I28 Education: Government Policy
- H73 State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations: Interjurisdictional Differentials and Their Effects