(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Property left behind: an unintended consequence of a no child left behind “failing” school designation

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BOGIN A. (1) ; NGUYEN-HOANG P. (2) ;
(1) Federal Housing Finance Agency, Washington, ETATS-UNIS
(2) School of Urban and Regional Planning, Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City, ETATS-UNIS


Under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), schools receiving Title I funding that fail to meet adequate academic performance targets for two consecutive years are deemed “failing.” This broadly defined, but often misunderstood designation has exerted a negative and unintended effect on low-income neighborhoods—the same neighborhoods NCLB was originally intended to help. Specifically, we find that “failing” designations significantly decrease home prices. This property value response is observed even after controlling for a myriad of traditional test score measures and school-level student demographics. Additional analyses suggest that this home price effect is largely due to strong perceptions of poor school quality or social stigma surrounding a “failing” designation


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of regional science / ISSN 0022-4146

Editor : Regional Science Research Institute, Amherst, MA - ETATS-UNIS (1958)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 54, no5 [pp. 788-805]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 3 fig., 5 tabl.



Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1111/jors.12141

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