Which Schools Participate? An Analysis of Private School Voucher Program Participation Decisions Across Seven Locations

34 Pages Posted: 14 Jan 2019

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Corey DeAngelis

Reason Foundation; Cato Institute

Date Written: January 2, 2019

Abstract

Using data from the most recent (2015-16) round of Private School Universe Survey, I examine the types of private schools that decide to participate in school voucher programs in seven locations. Regression analysis indicates that more specialized private schools are less likely to participate in voucher programs than regular private schools. Specifically, the preferred model finds that private schools that identify as Montessori, special education, and alternative are less likely to participate in voucher programs than schools that identify as regular. In addition, schools that are non-co-educational and schools that focus on serving home-school students are less likely to participate.

Keywords: private school, school choice, school vouchers, schooling supply

JEL Classification: I28, I20

Suggested Citation

DeAngelis, Corey, Which Schools Participate? An Analysis of Private School Voucher Program Participation Decisions Across Seven Locations (January 2, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3309754 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3309754

Corey DeAngelis (Contact Author)

Reason Foundation ( email )

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Washington, DC 20009
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Cato Institute ( email )

1000 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
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