Sean F. Reardon
520 Galvez Mall, #526
Stanford, CA 94305-3084
Institutional Affiliation: Stanford University
NBER Working Papers and Publications
|July 2017||Long-Term Trends in Private School Enrollments by Family Income|
with Richard J. Murnane: w23571
We use data from multiple national surveys to describe trends in private elementary school enrollment by family income from 1968-2013. We note several important trends. First, the private school enrollment rate of middle-income families declined substantially over the last five decades, while that of high-income families remained quite stable. Second, there are notable differences in private school enrollment trends by race/ethnicity, urbanicity, and region of the country. Although racial/ethnic differences in private school enrollment are largely explained by income differences, the urban/suburban and regional differences in private school enrollment patterns are large even among families with similar incomes. In particular, the 90-50 income percentile difference in private school enrollm...
Published: Richard J. Murnane & Sean F. Reardon, 2018. "Long-Term Trends in Private School Enrollments by Family Income," AERA Open, vol 4(1).