Community choice and local public services: A discrete choice approach


Journal Article

This paper uses a discrete choice approach to estimate the impact of local fiscal and other variables on individual community choices. It employs a combination of a unique micro data set composed of 90% of all homeowners in six school districts in Camden County, New Jersey and information on local community characteristics including local crime rates, commercial activity and distance from a metropolitan area. The empirical model implies that all these variables as well as the local per pupil spending on public education and 'community entry prices' play a major part in explaining the location of individual households. © 1998 Elsevier Science B.V.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nechyba, TJ; Strauss, RP

Published Date

  • January 1, 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 51 - 73

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0166-0462

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0166-0462(97)00013-6

Citation Source

  • Scopus