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Catholic schools, competition, and public school quality

Juliana F. Carattini, Angela Dills, Sean Mulholland and Rachel B. Sederberg

Economics Letters, 2012, vol. 117, issue 1, 334-336

Abstract: Catholic schools compete with public schools but may also cream-skim. The endogeneity of private school enrollment necessitates 2SLS. Measures of Catholic sex abuse scandals instrument for Catholic school enrollment. We find that competition from Catholic schools raises public school test scores.

Keywords: Competition; Catholic; Public school; Abuse scandal (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I2 H4 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.05.042

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