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ERIC Number: ED508943
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb-8
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
Choosing Schools, Building Communities? The Effect of Schools of Choice on Parental Involvement
Buckley, Jack
Education Working Paper Archive
Proponents of school choice argue that schools of choice build stronger parent communities. Using data from the National Household Education Surveys Program, a nationally-representitive cross-section of U.S. households, I examine the empirical evidence for this claim. To account for the difficulties in identifying causal effects in cross-sectional observational data, I estimate a model that includes the parent's unobserved propensity to both participate in school activities and to choose a public or private school other than their geographically assigned public school. (Contains 3 tables and 5 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Arkansas, Education Working Paper Archive
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Household Education Survey