Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/147373
Authors: 
Bergman, Peter Leopold S.
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 6119
Abstract: 
This paper studies the impact of a desegregation ruling on several medium-run outcomes. This ruling mandates that seven school districts, which serve higher-income, predominantly-white families, accept a group of minority elementary school students who apply to transfer from a nearby, predominantly-minority school district. Slots are allocated via lottery. The offer to transfer raises college enrollment by 10 percentage points. This is due to greater attendance at two-year colleges and particularly for male students. There is evidence male students are also more likely to vote. In contrast, transferring increases the likelihood of arrest. This is driven by increases in non-violent offenses.
JEL: 
I20
I21
I24
I28
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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