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School Choice In Rural Georgia: An Empirical Analysis

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  • Keeler, Andrew G.
  • Kriesel, Warren

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Previous empirical studies of school choice have been at the national level, or have focussed on northeastern states. We estimate the demand for private education in rural Georgia, using proportion of private school attendance as an indicator variable. We find that income, tuition, race and school quality are important choice determinants. The results provide useful information for rural school administrators, and suggest that a tuition tax credit would have to be substantial to cause a significant exodus from public schools.

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  • Keeler, Andrew G. & Kriesel, Warren, 1994. "School Choice In Rural Georgia: An Empirical Analysis," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 26(02), December.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:joaaec:15162
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    1. Lankford, Hamilton & Wyckoff, James, 1992. "Primary and secondary school choice among public and religious alternatives," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 11(4), pages 317-337, December.
    2. F. Martinello & E.G. West, 1991. "Education Budget Reductions Via Tax Credits: Some Further Considerations," Public Finance Review, , vol. 19(3), pages 355-368, July.
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    1. Susan Dynarski & Jonathan Gruber & Danielle Li, 2009. "Cheaper By the Dozen: Using Sibling Discounts at Catholic Schools to Estimate the Price Elasticity of Private School Attendance," NBER Working Papers 15461, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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