Does immigration affect public education expenditures? Quasi-experimental evidence

@article{Speciale2012DoesIA,
  title={Does immigration affect public education expenditures? Quasi-experimental evidence},
  author={Biagio Speciale},
  journal={Journal of Public Economics},
  year={2012},
  volume={96},
  pages={773-783}
}
  • Biagio Speciale
  • Published 2012
  • Economics
  • Journal of Public Economics
  • This paper studies the impact of immigration on public education expenditures in EU-15 countries. Identification comes from the use of the 1990s Balkan wars (in Bosnia and Kosovo) as a source of exogenous variation in immigrant inflows to mitigate a possible Tiebout-type bias from endogenous mobility. An increase in foreign population is found to have a small negative effect on public education expenditures. The elasticity of education spending with respect to immigrant population share is −.15… CONTINUE READING
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