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dc.contributor.authorBrunello, Giorgioen_US
dc.contributor.authorRocco, Lorenzoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T15:52:50Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T15:52:50Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/18782-
dc.description.abstractWe show that, when school quality is measured by the educational standard and attaining the standard requires costly effort, secondary education needs not be a hierarchy with private schools offering better quality than public schools, as in Epple and Romano, 1998. An alternative configuration, with public schools offering a higher educational standard than private schools, is also possible, in spite of the fact that tuition levied by private schools is strictly positive. In our model, private schools can offer a lower educational standard at a positive price because they attract students with a relatively high cost of effort, who would find the high standards of the public school excessively demanding. With the key parameters calibrated on the available micro-econometric evidence from the US, our model predicts that majority voting in the US supports a system with high quality private schools and low quality public schools, as assumed by Epple and Romano, 1998. This system, however, is not the one that would be selected by the social planner, who prefers high quality public schools combined with low quality private schools.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working papers 1418en_US
dc.subject.jelH42en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordprivate schoolsen_US
dc.subject.keywordpublic schoolsen_US
dc.subject.keywordmajority votingen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsniveauen_US
dc.subject.stwPrivatschuleen_US
dc.subject.stwSchuleen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsverhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwSchulpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwWahlsystemen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwVereinigte Staatenen_US
dc.titleEducational standards in private and public schoolsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn484547429en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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