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Competitive Effects of Means-Tested School Vouchers

David N. Figlio, Cassandra M.D. Hart

NBER Working Paper No. 16056
Issued in June 2010

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This research was supported by funds from the Florida Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Education under the aegis of the National Center for the Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research, and the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development. The second author was supported by an Institute for Education Sciences predoctoral training grant. We are grateful to the Florida Department of Education and the Scholarship Funding Organizations (Carrie Meek Foundation, Children First Florida and Florida P.R.I.D.E.) for providing the micro-level data necessary for this analysis, as well as considerable technical and programmatic support and advice, and we thank the school districts that provided us with the aggregate data necessary for our supplemental analyses. We appreciate the helpful comments of Sherrilyn Bilger, Rajashri Chakrabarti, Dennis Epple, Maria Ferreyra, Jon Guryan, Jeff Henig, Larry Kenny, David Myers and Miguel Urquiola, as well as seminar participants at Carnegie Mellon University, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Iowa State University, Michigan State University, National Bureau of Economic Research, New York University, Northwestern University, Stanford University, University of Chicago, University of Florida, University of Illinois-Urbana- Champaign, University of Kentucky, University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Upjohn Institute, Uppsala University, and Vanderbilt University/National Center for School Choice, and participants at the annual meetings of the American Economic Association (2010), American Education Finance Association (2010), Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (2009), Society for Research on Education Effectiveness (2010) and Southern Economic Association (2009). All opinions and errors are our responsibility, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Florida Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Education, the National Institutes of Health, or the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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