An Analysis of Private School Closings

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Lakshmi Pandey

Georgia State University

David L. Sjoquist

Georgia State University

MaryBeth Beth Walker

Georgia State University

Date Written: December 2006

Abstract

We add to the small literature on private school supply by exploring exits of K-12 private schools. We find that the closure of private schools is not an infrequent event, and use national survey data from the National Center for Education Statistics to study closures of private schools. We assume that the probability of an exit is a function of excess supply of private schools over the demand, as well as the school's characteristics such as age, size, and religious affiliation. Our empirical results generally support the implications of the model.

JEL Classification: L30, I20

Suggested Citation

Pandey, Lakshmi and Sjoquist, David L. and Walker, Mary Beth Beth, An Analysis of Private School Closings (December 2006). Andrew Young School of Policy Studies Research Paper Series No. 07-07. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=975794 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.975794

Lakshmi Pandey (Contact Author)

Georgia State University ( email )

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David L. Sjoquist

Georgia State University ( email )

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404-413-0246 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://frp.aysps.gsu.edu/sjoquist/index.html

Mary Beth Beth Walker

Georgia State University ( email )

35 Broad Street
Atlanta, GA 30302
United States

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