School Vouchers: A Critical View
Abstract:This paper marshals available evidence from both the U.S. and other countries on the effects of private schools, peer effects, and competition to demonstrate that that any gains in overall student achievement from a large scale voucher program are at best likely to be small. Moreover, given the tendency of parents to judge schools in part by the characteristics of a school's students, a universal voucher system would undoubtedly harm large numbers of disadvantaged students. Although the case for a small means tested voucher program is somewhat stronger, it will do little to improve education for low-performing students.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2002-11-01
More about this publication?
- This title will no longer be available via Ingenta Connect from May 15, 2017. Please contact the publisher at email@example.com for information on how to continue access to this title.
- Editorial Board
- Information for Authors
- Subscribe to this Title
- Membership Information
- e-Publications for AEA Members
- Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites