Geographic spillover effects and the allocation of resources to education

Burton A. Weisbrod*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Local control has long been a central tenet of the system of public education in the United States. Historically each community has determined the type and amount of elementary and secondary schooling it will provide its children, and each community has provided the resources for that schooling. Outcomes of these decisions affected essentially only the residents of the community and so were of little or no relevance to outsiders; at least this seems to have been the theory, and a century or more ago it may not have been far from the fact.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Public Economy of Urban Communities
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781317368212
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Economics, Econometrics and Finance
  • General Business, Management and Accounting


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