New Evidence about Brown v. Board of Education: The Complex Effects of School Racial Composition on Achievement

@article{Hanushek2009NewEA,
  title={New Evidence about Brown v. Board of Education: The Complex Effects of School Racial Composition on Achievement},
  author={Eric Alan Hanushek and John Forrest Kain and Steven G. Rivkin},
  journal={Journal of Labor Economics},
  year={2009},
  volume={27},
  pages={349 - 383}
}
Uncovering the effect of school racial composition is difficult because racial mixing is not accidental but instead an outcome of government and family choices. Using rich panel data on the achievement of Texas students, we disentangle racial composition effects from other aspects of school quality and from differences in abilities and family background. The estimates strongly indicate that a higher percentage of black schoolmates reduces achievement for blacks, while it implies a much smaller… 

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