Integrating School Districts: Diversity, Balance, and Welfare

22 Pages Posted: 31 Jul 2017

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Isa Emin Hafalir

Carnegie Mellon University - David A. Tepper School of Business

M. Bumin Yenmez

Boston College

Date Written: July 15, 2017

Abstract

Despite significant efforts, segregation in the US public schools still persists. It mainly occurs between, but not within, school districts. To overcome this problem, inter-district admissions have been introduced, and many school districts have been integrated in a handful of states. We study district integration from a market-design perspective. For each desired policy, we provide admission rules and algorithms so that the policy goal is established. We provide a novel framework that opens avenues for market-design research.

Keywords: District Integration, Desegregation, Diversity, Balance, Student Welfare

JEL Classification: C78, D47, D71, D78

Suggested Citation

Hafalir, Isa Emin and Yenmez, M. Bumin, Integrating School Districts: Diversity, Balance, and Welfare (July 15, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3009771 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3009771

Isa Emin Hafalir

Carnegie Mellon University - David A. Tepper School of Business ( email )

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
United States

M. Bumin Yenmez (Contact Author)

Boston College ( email )

140 Commonwealth Ave.
Maloney Hall 327
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
United States

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