Immigration and Spending on Public Education: California, 1970-2000
AbstractThe evolution of education spending in California has received plenty of attention by both academics and practitioners after this state's education finance reform of the 1970's. The impact on public education spending of the demographic trends associated with immigration has not been thoroughly analyzed, instead. This paper quantifies the contribution of immigration to the relative decline in elementary and secondary public education spending per student in California in the period 1970 to 2000. A simple quantitative model of school choice and voting over public education is used to perform the counterfactual experiment of interest. The model allows for household heterogeneity in income, number of school-age children, citizenship and immigration status, and preference for education. The results indicate that immigration played a quantitatively important role in accounting for the relative decline in education spending in California, especially after 1990. In the year 2000, the model predicts that education spending per student in California would have been 24 percent higher than in reality if U.S. immigration had been restricted to its 1970 level.
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- Facundo Albornoz & Antonio Cabrales & Esther Hauk, 2011.
"Immigration and the School System,"
UFAE and IAE Working Papers
888.11, Unitat de Fonaments de l'Anàlisi Econòmica (UAB) and Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica (CSIC).
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- Facundo Albornoz & Antonio Cabrales & Esther Hauk, 2011. "Immigration and the School System," Working Papers 590, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.
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