ERIC Number: ED481615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Household Mobility, School Choices, and School Outcomes.
Bayer, Patrick J.
This paper summarizes work from a dissertation, the main contribution of which was to develop and estimate a new empirical framework for analyzing the equilibrium outcomes of families' choices for choosing a particular residence. The principal component of the framework is a random-coefficients discrete-choice model of the residential location decision. This specification provides a form for utility, considering a household's preferences for a wide range of community features, including many that depend directly on how households sort across communities. The resulting estimates provide a complete picture of a households preferences for the location, schools, crime, environmental amenities, sociodemographic composition, housing characteristics, and price, as well as how these preferences vary with its own characteristics, including its place of work, race, education, and income. The objectives of the dissertation were to provide insight into the underlying factors that drive matching of households with their schools, thereby expanding understanding of the issue, and to expand the conceptual and empirical framework for thinking about many of the economic and social issues related to the interactions of the local public economy, education market, and urban land and labor markets. (Author/WFA)
Descriptors: Community Characteristics, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Attitudes, Family Influence, Family Mobility, Family School Relationship, Family (Sociological Unit), Place of Residence, Residential Patterns, School Choice
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Note: In: Proceedings from the Annual Meeting of the National Tax Association (93rd, Santa Fe, NM, November 9-11, 2000). Prepared by the National Tax Association (Washington, DC).