Public Education, Communities, and Vouchers
AbstractThis paper examines the effects of school vouchers on public school quality in a simple two-community model with local provision of education. Individuals differ only by income and one community imposes a fixed exogenous costs on its residents. The equilibria of the model are stratified with the rich community providing better education with a lower tax rate. 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. However, the quality difference between communities is shown to increase in equilibrium.
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Date of creation: 19 Jan 1999
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Publication status: Published in Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 43, 51-73, (2003).
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- Volij, Oscar & Prado, Maria, 2003. "Public Education, Communities, and Vouchers," Staff General Research Papers 10127, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
- Maria J. Luengo-Prado & Oscar Volij, 1999. "Public Education, Communities, and Vouchers," Working Papers 99-2, Brown University, Department of Economics.
- 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
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-1999-03-15 (All new papers)
- NEP-MIC-1999-03-15 (Microeconomics)
- NEP-PBE-1999-03-15 (Public Economics)
- NEP-POL-1999-03-15 (Positive Political Economics)
- NEP-PUB-1999-03-15 (Public Finance)
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