Public Education, Communities, and Vouchers
AbstractThis paper examines the effects of school vouchers on the equilibrium of a simple two-community model with local provision of education. Individuals differ only in income and one community imposes a fixed cost on its residents. We show that the introduction of a simple voucher system can result in a Pareto improvement as an equilibrium phenomenon. This improvement brings higher education quality to both communities.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Iowa State University, Department of Economics in its series Staff General Research Papers with number 10127.
Date of creation: 01 Jan 2003
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Publication status: Published in Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance 2003, vol. 43, pp. 51-73
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- I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General
- I22 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Educational Finance
- H42 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Publicly Provided Private Goods
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