Author: Basile, Marco

Title: The Cost-Effectiveness of Socioeconomic School Integration

University Affiliation: Harvard University


Research Question: 1) What is the effect of SES integration on outcomes? 2) Is SES integration a cost effective strategy for diversity? 3) Is SES integration a cost effective strategy for school improvement?

Published: Yes

Journal Name or Institutional Affiliation: The Cost-Effectiveness of Socioeconomic School Integration

Journal Entry: The Future of School Integration: Socioeconomic Diversity as an Education Reform Strategy pp 127-151

Year: 2012


  1. The author envisions the plan through a system of “controlled choice” in which the parental choice of schools is honored with an eye to maximizing socioeconomic integration.
  2. Socioeconomic integration raises high school graduation rates, greater graduation rates lead to higher individual earnings and public savings to the point of exceeding the cost of integration.
  3. Socioeconomic integration may be a more cost effective reform than the reduction of class size, and private school voucher programs.
  4. Every one dollar spent today to promote socioeconomic integration of public education might be expected to yield through private earning, more than five dollars in the future (in constant dollars).

Scholarship Type Chapter in Book

Keywords: Poverty, Reform, SES, SES Composition

Regions National

Methodologies: Quantitative

Research Designs: Model

Method of Analysis: Theoretical

Sampling Frame: n/a

Sample Types: Nonrandom

Unit of Analysis: School District

Data Types: Quantitative

Data Description:


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