Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/96069
Authors: 
Azarnert, Leonid V.
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Working Papers, Bar-Ilan University, Department of Economics 2011-24
Abstract: 
This article analyzes the consequences of integration in public education. I show that the flight from the integrated multicultural public schools to private education increases private educational expenditures and, as a result, decreases fertility among more affluent parents whose children flee. In contrast, among less prosperous parents, integration in public education decreases their children's human capital levels. I demonstrate that the poor, who cannot opt out, incur greater costs than the rich, who can resort to private education. I also analyze the overall society-wide effect of the integration policy and derive a condition that determines precisely whether this policy increases or decreases the average level of human capital in society.
Subjects: 
public education
private education
integration
fertility
human capital
JEL: 
I2
J1
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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