Better Schools , Less Crime ?

  title={Better Schools , Less Crime ?},
  author={David Deming},
I estimate the e ect of attending a rst-choice middle or high school on young adult criminal activity, using data from public school choice lotteries in CharlotteMecklenburg school district (CMS). Seven years after random assignment, lottery winners have been arrested for fewer and less serious crimes, and have spent fewer days incarcerated. Lottery winners attended schools that were higher quality according to measures of peer and teacher inputs, as well as revealed preference, and the gain… CONTINUE READING
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