Dec 26, 2012

School Shootings and Private School Enrollment

We find that school shootings are followed by a 10%–12% increase in private high school enrollment. The effects are most pronounced following shootings in nonurban areas, which is consistent with their more intense media coverage.
That is the abstract of a new published paper by Abouk & Adams (Economic Letters, February 2013).
A draft of the paper is here

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