Do vouchers lead to sorting under random private-school selection? Evidence from the Milwaukee voucher program

Research, Preprint English OPEN
Rajashri Chakrabarti;
  • Publisher: New York, NY: Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Subject: private schools | Educational vouchers ; School choice ; Private schools ; Public schools ; Income | H0 | I21 | Vouchers | I28 | sorting | Vouchers, Sorting, Cream Skimming, Private Schools | cream skimming
    • jel: jel:I21 | jel:H0 | jel:I28
      ddc: ddc:330

This paper analyzes the effect of school vouchers on student sorting - defined as a flight to private schools by high-income and committed public-school students - and whether vouchers can be designed to reduce or eliminate it. Much of the existing literature investigat... View more
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