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ERIC Number: EJ1164044
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1558-2159
How Do Parents Choose Schools, and What Schools Do They Choose? A Literature Review of Private School Choice Programs in the United States
Holmes Erickson, Heidi
Journal of School Choice, v11 n4 p491-506 2017
I review the literature on how parents select schools when participating in private choice programs in the United States. I address two sub-questions. First, do parents have the incentives and motivation needed to participate in a schooling market? Second, when selecting a school, what school characteristics do parents consider? I find three general patterns in the literature: (1) There is great consistency in parents' stated preferences of school characteristics across choice programs; (2) Parents value academic quality, but it is not always their most prized school feature; (3) Parents make trade-offs among their preferences when selecting a school.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin (Milwaukee); Colorado (Denver); District of Columbia
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