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ERIC Number: EJ796515
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0272-7757
Demand (and Supply) in an Inter-District Public School Choice Program
Reback, Randall
Economics of Education Review, v27 n4 p402-416 Aug 2008
This study examines parents' demand for sending their children to a public school located outside their residential school district. Using a unique data set that contains information concerning both inter-district transfers and rejections of transfer applications, I am able to identify which school district characteristics attract the greatest demand for incoming transfers. The analyses reveal that mean student test scores are stronger predictors of transfer demand than both students' socio-economic characteristics and school district spending, suggesting that parents care more about outcomes than inputs. In addition, while districts are only supposed to reject transfer students due to capacity concerns, districts' supply decisions are also correlated with differences in student performance across neighboring districts. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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