Private versus public schools in post-Apartheid South African cities: theory and policy implications


Selod, Harris and Zenou, Yves (2003) Private versus public schools in post-Apartheid South African cities: theory and policy implications. Journal of Development Economics, 71, (2), 351-394. (doi:10.1016/S0304-3878(03)00033-6).

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Blacks and whites have different incomes, decide where to locate in the city and which school to send their children to. We show that, despite the tuition fees imposed by whites and their remote location, some black pupils attend the private school. This market solution is shown not to be optimal because whites overprice education in order to limit black attendance at the private school. Three types of education policies are then considered: transportation subsidies, private-school vouchers and public-school spending. The efficiency of such policies depends on the fee-setting behavior of whites that strongly varies from one policy to another.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0304-3878 (print)
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Keywords: fees, education externalities, urban segregation, busing, vouchers
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Economics
ePrint ID: 33405
Date Deposited: 16 May 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:20
Contact Email Address: yz@soton.ac.uk
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/33405

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