Universal Vouchers and Racial and Ethnic Segregation

  title={Universal Vouchers and Racial and Ethnic Segregation},
  author={Eric J. Brunner and Jennifer Imazeki and Stephen L. Ross},
  journal={The Review of Economics and Statistics},
We use data on vote outcomes from a universal voucher initiative to examine whether white households with children in public schools will use vouchers to leave predominantly nonwhite schools, thereby contributing to more racially and ethnically segregated schools. We find that white households are more likely to support vouchers when their children attend schools with larger concentrations of nonwhite schoolchildren, an effect that is absent for nonwhite households and households without… 

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