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Why Voters Veto Vouchers: Public Schools and Community-Specific Social Capital


  • William Fischel



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  • William Fischel, 2006. "Why Voters Veto Vouchers: Public Schools and Community-Specific Social Capital," Economics of Governance, Springer, vol. 7(2), pages 109-132, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:ecogov:v:7:y:2006:i:2:p:109-132 DOI: 10.1007/s10101-005-0005-5

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    H4 (public goods); H7 (state and local finance); I22 (education finance); Z13 (social capital); Vouchers; Public education; Social capital; School districts;

    JEL classification:

    • H4 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods
    • H7 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations
    • I22 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Educational Finance; Financial Aid
    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification


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