Mobility, targeting, and private-school vouchers

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Journal Article

This paper uses general-equilibrium simulations to explore the role of residential mobility in shaping the impact of different private-school voucher policies. The simulations are derived from a three-district model of low-, middle-, and high-income school districts (calibrated to New York data) with housing stocks that vary within and across districts. In this model, it is demonstrated that school-district targeted vouchers are similar in their impact to nontargeted vouchers but vastly different from vouchers targeted to low-income households. Furthermore, strong migration effects are shown to significantly improve the likely equity consequences of voucher programs.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nechyba, TJ

Published Date

  • January 1, 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 90 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 130 - 146

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-8282

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1257/aer.90.1.130

Citation Source

  • Scopus