Centralization, fiscal federalism, and private school attendance

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A CGE model is used to analyze the impact of public school financing on private school attendance. The common perception that public school finance centralization will necessarily lead to greater private school attendance is not correct in such a model - even when that centralization involves an extreme equalization as in California. Furthermore, if centralization is less dramatic (as in most states), declines in private school attendance are even more pronounced. This weakens the speculation that low exit rates to private schools in centralizing states imply that general public school quality does not drop as a result of such centralization.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nechyba, TJ

Published Date

  • February 1, 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 44 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 179 - 204

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0020-6598

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/1468-2354.t01-1-00066

Citation Source

  • Scopus