School Resources and Student Outcomes: An Overview of the Literature and New Evidence from North and South Carolina

40 Pages Posted: 29 Oct 1996 Last revised: 3 Oct 2010

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David Card

University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Alan B. Krueger

Princeton University - Industrial Relations Section; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: August 1996

Abstract

This paper reviews and interprets the literature on the effect of school resources on students' eventual earnings and educational attainment. In addition, new evidence is presented on the impact of the great disparity in school resources between black and white students in North and South Carolina that existed in the first half of the 20th century, and the subsequent narrowing of these resource disparities. Following birth cohorts over time, gaps in earnings and educational attainment for blacks and whites in the Carolinas tend to mirror the gaps in school resources.

Suggested Citation

Card, David E. and Krueger, Alan B., School Resources and Student Outcomes: An Overview of the Literature and New Evidence from North and South Carolina (August 1996). NBER Working Paper No. w5708. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4370

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