The effects of school vouchers on college enrollment: experimental evidence from New York City

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Author: Chingos, Matthew M.; Peterson, Paul E.


In the first study, using a randomized experiment to measure the impact of school vouchers on college enrollment, [the authors] examine the college-going behavior through 2011 of students who participated in a voucher experiment as elementary school students in the late 1990s. They find no overall impacts on college enrollment but do find large, statistically significant positive impacts on the college going of African-American students who participated in the study. Their estimates indicate that using a voucher to attend private school increased the overall college enrollment rate among...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Students; Participation; Pathways; Providers of education and training; Finance; Secondary education; Higher education; Policy; Governance; Demographics; Disadvantaged; Statistics; Research

Keywords: Comparative analysis; Analysis; Minority group; Government role; Enrolment; College; Educational policy; Secondary school; Private school

Geographic subjects: North America; United States

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: The Brookings Institution, 2012

Physical description: iv, 34 p.

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Also called: School vouchers and college enrollment

At head of title: August 2012

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 112.294

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