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Title:Does public information about school quality lead to flight from low-achieving schools? PDF Logo
Authors:Friesen, Jane
Javdani, Mohsen
Woodcock, Simon
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 4632
Abstract:We estimate the effect of publicly disseminated information about school-level achievement on students' mobility between elementary schools. We find that students are more likely to leave their school when poor school-level performance is revealed. In general, parents respond to information soon after it becomes available. Once the information is absorbed, they do not respond to subsequent releases, even when it is reframed and given widespread media attention. Parents in low-income neighborhoods and those who speak a non-English language at home respond most strongly. However, non-English speaking parents only respond when information is widely disseminated and discussed in the media.
Subjects:Information
school choice
JEL:I21
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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