NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

School Choice, School Quality and Postsecondary Attainment

David J. Deming, Justine S. Hastings, Thomas J. Kane, Douglas O. Staiger

NBER Working Paper No. 17438
Issued in September 2011

---- Acknowledgements -----

This project was funded through grant number R305E50052 from the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences. We would like to thank Lawrence Katz, Susan Dynarski, Brian Jacob and Christopher Jencks for reading early drafts of this paper and for providing essential guidance and feedback. We benefited from the helpful comments of Josh Angrist, Amitabh Chandra, Caroline Hoxby, Brian Kovak, Bridget Long, Erzo Luttmer, Dick Murnane, Seth Richards-Shubik, Lowell Taylor and seminar participants at the NBER Summer Institute, Harvard University, Columbia University, the University of Michigan, RAND and the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) and Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) meetings. Special thanks to Andrew Baxter at CMS and Sarah Cohodes and Eric Taylor at CEPR for help with matching the student files to the NSC. 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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