<b>School Vouchers</b>: Results from Randomized Experiments

Paul E. Peterson, William G. Howell, Patrick J. Wolf and David E. Campbell

in The Economics of School Choice

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print April 2003 | ISBN: 9780226355337
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226355344 | DOI:
School Vouchers: Results from Randomized Experiments

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This chapter compares the standardized test achievement of students who are randomly given and not given school vouchers in New York City, Washington D.C. and Dayton, Ohio, and discusses the key features of the randomized voucher distribution in these three locations. It also analyzes the programmatic impacts on student test scores, parents' satisfaction with their child's school, and parent reports of the characteristics of the schools the child attended.

Keywords: school vouchers; standardized test achievement; New York City; Washington D.C.; Dayton; Ohio; student test scores; parents' satisfaction

Chapter.  16185 words. 

Subjects: Economics

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