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Title:Why Do School District Budget Referenda Fail? PDF Logo
Authors:Ehrenberg, Ronald G.
Ehrenberg, Randy A.
Smith, Christopher L.
Zhang, Liang
Issue Date:2004
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion paper series 1053
Abstract:Our paper analyzes historical data for New York State on the percentage of school board budget proposals that are defeated each year and panel data that we collected for individual school districts in the state. We find that changes in state aid have little impact on budget vote success. Defeating a budget in one year increases the likelihood that the voters will defeat a budget in the next year. Finally, districts have a larger probability of having their budget proposals defeated when their school board members have longer terms.
Subjects:school budget votes
JEL:I22
H71
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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