Incentives, Resources and the Organization of the School System
University of Birmingham
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) - Research Department
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP7964
We study a model where student e ort and talent interact with parental and teachers' investments, as well as with school system resources. The model is rich, yet sufficiently stylized to provide novel implications. We can show, for example, that an improvement in parental outside options will reduce parental and school effort, which are partially compensated through school resources. In this way we provide a rationale for the ambiguous existing empirical evidence on the effect of school resources. We also provide a novel microfoundation for peer effects, with empirical implications on welfare and on preferences for sorting across schools.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 37
Keywords: education, parental effort, school resources
JEL Classification: I20, I21, I28working papers series
Date posted: August 24, 2010
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