NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Estimating the Cream Skimming Effect of School Choice

Joseph G. Altonji, Ching-I Huang, Christopher R. Taber

NBER Working Paper No. 16579
Issued in December 2010

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This research was supported by a grant from the Searle Foundation, the Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University, and the Economic Growth Center, Yale University. We have received valuable comments from seminar and conference participants at a number of institutions. We also thank Steven Berry, Charles Manski, Derek Neal, and Jesse Rothstein for helpful discussions. Earlier drafts were circulated under the title “Estimating the Cream Skimming Effect of Private School Vouchers on Public School Students”. Mistakes are our responsibility. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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