Wada, Roy and Herbert, Zahirovic-Herbert (2009): Distribution of Demand for School Quality: Evidence from Quantile Regression.
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Our results show that high-income families place significantly higher value on academic achievement than low-income families. High-income families are also more likely to penalize house price for non-desirable non-academic school quality. This paper uses quantile regression to examine the distribution of demand for school quality. For academic achievement, the average effects as estimated by OLS are biased toward zero due to “aggregation” of families’ willingness to pay. We take advantage of a court-ordered redistricting as a quasi-random assignment of school quality. Subdivision and school fixed-effects are used to control for unobserved characteristics.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Distribution of Demand for School Quality: Evidence from Quantile Regression|
|Keywords:||school quality, demand, house price, quantile regression, hedonic equation|
|Subjects:||I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education and Research Institutions
R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R2 - Household Analysis
D - Microeconomics > D1 - Household Behavior and Family Economics
D - Microeconomics > D4 - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design
R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R5 - Regional Government Analysis
|Date Deposited:||26. Oct 2009 09:27|
|Last Modified:||21. Jun 2015 09:14|
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