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Volume 31, Number 3, 2009

The Effect of School Quality on Residential Sales Price

 

Youngme Seo
Levin College of Urban Affairs
Cleveland State University
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Email: Youngme.Seo@clev.frb.org

Robert A. Simons
Levin College of Urban Affairs
Cleveland State University
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Email: r.simons@csuohio.edu

Abstract:

This study seeks to find the extent to which various measures of public school quality are capitalized into house prices after the No Child Left Behind Act (2001). Individual residential sales in Cuyahoga County, Ohio for 2000 and 2005 are analyzed as to the effect of school quality using regression analysis with a spatial error model. Results show that while all school quality measures tested have some explanatory power, school district ratings and performance index, which are comprehensive measures of school quality, are the most appropriate measures and are readily capitalized into housing prices.

 


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