Institutional Change and Coproduction of Public Services: The Effect of Charter Schools on Parental Involvement

@article{Bifulco2006InstitutionalCA,
  title={Institutional Change and Coproduction of Public Services: The Effect of Charter Schools on Parental Involvement},
  author={Roberto Bifulco and Helen F. Ladd},
  journal={Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory},
  year={2006},
  volume={16},
  pages={553-576}
}
  • R. Bifulco, H. Ladd
  • Published 1 October 2006
  • Economics, Education
  • Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory
Recent discussions of school choice have revived arguments that the decentralization of governing institutions can enhance the quality of public services by increasing the participation of intended beneficiaries in the production of those services. We use data from the Schools and Staffing Survey to examine the extent to which the decentralization of authority to charter schools induces parents to become more involved in their children's schools. We find that parents are indeed more involved in… 

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