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Catholic schools, competition, and public school quality

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  • Carattini, Juliana F.
  • Dills, Angela K.
  • Mulholland, Sean E.
  • Sederberg, Rachel B.

Abstract

Catholic schools compete with public schools but may also cream-skim. The endogeneity of private school enrollment necessitates 2SLS. Measures of Catholic sex abuse scandals instrument for Catholic school enrollment. We find that competition from Catholic schools raises public school test scores.

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  • Carattini, Juliana F. & Dills, Angela K. & Mulholland, Sean E. & Sederberg, Rachel B., 2012. "Catholic schools, competition, and public school quality," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 117(1), pages 334-336.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:117:y:2012:i:1:p:334-336
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.05.042
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    1. Angela K. Dills & Rey Hernández‐Julián, 2012. "Negative Publicity And Catholic Schools," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 50(1), pages 143-152, January.
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    1. Richard J. Cebula & Joshua C. Hall & Maria Y. Tackett, 2017. "Non-public competition and public school performance: evidence from West Virginia," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 49(12), pages 1185-1193, March.
    2. Gabriel Heller Sahlgren, 2014. "Handing Over the School Keys: The Impact of Privatisation on Education Quality," Economic Affairs, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 34(2), pages 196-210, June.

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    Keywords

    Competition; Catholic; Public school; Abuse scandal;

    JEL classification:

    • I2 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education
    • H4 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods

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