Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/145269
Authors: 
Berger, Reilee L.
Winters, John V.
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 10135
Abstract: 
Public schooling in the U.S. has numerous critics, many of whom suggest that alternatives such as providing vouchers for private schools may be more effective. This paper combines decennial census and American Community Survey data for various years to examine the relationship between cohort-level private schooling rates and later earnings during adulthood. We also explore differences by sex and examine the role played by the quantity of education completed and occupational attainment. We find a significant positive relationship between private schooling rates and adult earnings for women but a small relationship for men.
Subjects: 
private schooling
school choice
K-12 education
earnings
wages
JEL: 
I20
J24
R50
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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