Why Do School District Budget Referenda Fail?
AbstractOur paper analyzes historical data for New York State on the percentage of school board budget proposals that are defeated each year and panel data that we collected for individual school districts in the state. We find that changes in state aid have little impact on budget vote success. Defeating a budget in one year increases the likelihood that the voters will defeat a budget in the next year. Finally, districts have a larger probability of having their budget proposals defeated when their school board members have longer terms.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 1053.
Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2004
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Publication status: published in: Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2004, 26 (1), 111-125
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- I22 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Educational Finance; Financial Aid
- H71 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
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- NEP-ALL-2004-03-22 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEV-2004-03-22 (Development)
- NEP-EDU-2004-03-22 (Education)
- NEP-URE-2004-03-22 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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