The economics of catholic schools

W. Sander, D. Cohen-Zada

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First, an overview of Catholic elementary and secondary schools in the United States is presented. Second, research on the demand for a Catholic education is reviewed. Third, the effects of Catholic schooling on various outcomes, including academic achievement, educational attainment, employment, earnings, civic participation, bad behavior, religiosity, and the quality of public schools, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Education
PublisherElsevier Ltd.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780080448947
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2010


  • Achievement
  • Catholic
  • Education
  • Expenditures
  • Religion
  • Religiosity
  • Schools
  • Teachers
  • Tuition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (all)


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