Corpus ID: 211010548

Estimating the Welfare Effects of School Vouchers

  title={Estimating the Welfare Effects of School Vouchers},
  author={Vishal Kamat and Samuel Norris},
  journal={arXiv: General Economics},
  • Vishal Kamat, Samuel Norris
  • Published 2020
  • Economics
  • arXiv: General Economics
  • We analyze the welfare effects of voucher provision in the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP), a school voucher program in Washington, DC, that randomly allocated vouchers to students. To do so, we develop new discrete choice tools to show how to use data with random allocation of school vouchers to characterize what we can learn about the welfare benefits of providing a voucher of a given amount, as measured by the average willingness to pay for that voucher, and these benefits net of… CONTINUE READING