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Universal Vouchers and Racial and Ethnic Segregation

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  • Eric J. Brunner

    (Quinnipiac University)

  • Jennifer Imazeki

    (San Diego State University)

  • Stephen L. Ross

    (University of Connecticut)

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We use data on vote outcomes from a universal voucher initiative to examine whether white households with children in public schools will use vouchers to leave predominantly nonwhite schools, thereby contributing to more racially and ethnically segregated schools. We find that white households are more likely to support vouchers when their children attend schools with larger concentrations of nonwhite schoolchildren, an effect that is absent for nonwhite households and households without children. This result may be driven less by race or ethnicity and more by other characteristics, such as student performance, that are correlated with race or ethnicity. (c) 2010 The President and Fellows of Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Article provided by MIT Press in its journal The Review of Economics and Statistics.

Volume (Year): 92 (2010)
Issue (Month): 4 (November)
Pages: 912-927

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Handle: RePEc:tpr:restat:v:92:y:2010:i:4:p:912-927

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  1. Brasington, David M. & Hite, Diane, 2012. "School choice and perceived school quality," Economics Letters, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 116(3), pages 451-453.
  2. Rajashri Chakrabarti, 2009. "Do vouchers lead to sorting under random private-school selection? Evidence from the Milwaukee voucher program," Staff Reports, Federal Reserve Bank of New York 379, Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
  3. Dennis N. Epple & Richard Romano, 2012. "On The Political Economy Of Educational Vouchers," NBER Working Papers 17986, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  4. Brunner, Eric J. & Cho, Sung-Woo & Reback, Randall, 2012. "Mobility, housing markets, and schools: Estimating the effects of inter-district choice programs," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 96(7), pages 604-614.

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