A Classic Economies of Size Analysis of Average School Costs: An Iowa Case Study
This study found size economies in Iowa school districts. An asymmetric U-shaped cost curve provided the best fit. Costs were minimized at 2,952 per pupil and 2,442 pupils, but most size economies-within 100 per pupil-were achieved at 800 to 900 pupils. Implications for school reorganization were discussed.
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|Date of creation:||01 Jan 1990|
|Publication status:||Published in North Central Journal of Agricultural Economics, January 1990, vol. 12 no. 1, pp. 99-108|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: Iowa State University, Dept. of Economics, 260 Heady Hall, Ames, IA 50011-1070|
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