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Cheaper By the Dozen: Using Sibling Discounts at Catholic Schools to Estimate the Price Elasticity of Private School Attendance

Susan Dynarski, Jonathan Gruber, Danielle Li

NBER Working Paper No. 15461
Issued in October 2009

---- Acknowledgements -----

We are grateful to Elizabeth Kent and J.D. LaRock for collecting the tuition data. We thank Jim Davis and John Abowd for steering us through the process of gaining access to the restricted-use Census data. We have benefited from the comments of seminar participants at MIT, the NBER, and University of Michigan. The research in this paper was conducted while the authors were Special Sworn Status researchers of the U.S. Census Bureau at the Boston and Michigan Census Research Data Centers. Research results and conclusions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Census Bureau. This paper has been screened to insure that no confidential data are revealed. This research is supported by US Department of Education Grant Number R3O5AO8O. Dynarski is the corresponding author (dynarski@umich.edu). The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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