The Effects of the E-Rate Internet Subsidies in Education

26 Pages Posted: 26 Oct 2006

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Michael R. Ward

University of Texas at Arlington - College of Business Administration - Department of Economics; ZEW, Mannheim

Date Written: March 2006

Abstract

Since 1998, US schools and libraries have received $2.25 billion annually to provide internet access. The average estimated effect on educational outcomes for Texas high school outcomes are modest both for measures related to college preparedness and for subject area standardized test scores. Educational outcome improvements were greater at the low-income schools targeted by the program, but the difference in impacts are also small.

Keywords: Education, Internet, Subsidy

JEL Classification: J22, L86, I22, H20

Suggested Citation

Ward, Michael Robert, The Effects of the E-Rate Internet Subsidies in Education (March 2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=940092 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.940092

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