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Why do education vouchers fail at the ballot box?

Peter Bearse, Buly Cardak (), Gerhard Glomm () and B Ravikumar

No 2011-032, Working Papers from Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Abstract: We compare a uniform voucher regime against the status quo mix of public and private education, focusing on the distribution of welfare gains and losses across house- holds by income. We argue that the topping-up option available under uniform vouchers is not sufficiently valuable for the poorer households, so the voucher regime is defeated at the polls. Our result depends critically on the opting-out feature in the current system.

Keywords: Education; Households (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
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