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School quality and school location

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This paper presents a model of school choice with peer effects and scale economies within schools. Parents' perception of school quality depends on resources and on the characteristics of the student body. A network of local schools of uniform quality will be optimal, even though different households prefer different qualities. Whether schools of different qualities emerge depends on the strength of peer effects. If peer effects are strong there will be an incentive for existing schools to se...

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University of Oxford
Series:
Department of Economics Discussion Paper Series
Publication date:
2000-12-01
Paper number:
50
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Pubs id:
1144364
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pubs:1144364
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2020-12-15

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