ERIC Number: EJ1028088
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Integrated Public Education, Fertility and Human Capital
Azarnert, Leonid V.
Education Economics, v22 n2 p166-180 2014
This paper analyzes the consequences of integration in public education. I show that the flight from the integrated multicultural public schools to private education increases private educational expenditures and, as a result, decreases fertility among more affluent parents whose children flee. In contrast, among less prosperous parents integration in public education decreases their children's human-capital levels. I demonstrate that the poor, who cannot opt out, incur greater costs than the rich, who can resort to private education. I also analyze the overall society-wide effect of the integration policy and derive a condition that determines precisely whether this policy increases or decreases the average level of human capital in society.
Descriptors: Public Education, School Desegregation, Expenditures, Advantaged, Birth Rate, Private Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Human Capital
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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