NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

School Segregation, Educational Attainment and Crime: Evidence from the end of busing in Charlotte-Mecklenburg

Stephen B. Billings, David J. Deming, Jonah E. Rockoff

NBER Working Paper No. 18487
Issued in October 2012

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We wish to thank Kehinde Ajayi, Josh Angrist, Felipe Barrera-Osorio, Elizabeth Cascio, Caroline Hoxby, Richard Murnane, Amanda Pallais, Sarah Reber, Steven Rivkin, Stephen Ross, Marty West, and seminar participants at the NBER Education Meetings, the AEFP and APPAM research conferences, and the University of Connecticut for helpful comments and suggestions. Special thanks to Andy Baxter and Tom Tomberlin at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Brian Cunningham, Mike Humphrey, Monica Nguyen and Paul Paskoff at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and Julia Rush at the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with putting the data together for the project. 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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