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dc.contributor.authorBillger, Sherrilyn M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-09en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T12:08:16Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T12:08:16Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/36362-
dc.description.abstractIn our current challenging budgetary environment, school closures remain a potentially attractive choice. With a large panel of Illinois schools from 1991 to 2005, I investigate which factors contribute to school closures. Among elementary schools, declining enrolments and rural locations coincide with closures. However, schools with higher per-pupil spending are ceteris paribus less likely to close. Furthermore, better test scores also yield lower probabilities. High expenditures contribute to junior high closure, but the most significant predictors are the proportions of black and low income students. Administrators may claim that low enrolments and high spending motivate school closures, but in Illinois, that is not the whole story.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 4739en_US
dc.subject.jelI22en_US
dc.subject.jelI28en_US
dc.subject.jelH75en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordEducation financeen_US
dc.subject.keywordeducation administrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordschool closuresen_US
dc.subject.keywordtax policyen_US
dc.subject.stwAllgemeinbildende Schuleen_US
dc.subject.stwLiquidationen_US
dc.subject.stwSchulfinanzierungen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsverhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsökonomiken_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwIllinoisen_US
dc.titleDemographics, fiscal health, and school quality: shedding light on school closure decisionsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn620620218en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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