Unintended consequences: The impact of Proposition 2½ overrides on school segregation in Massachusetts.

Zabel, Jeffrey.


  • I investigate a possible unintended consequence of Proposition 2½ override behavior—that it led to increased segregation in school districts in Massachusetts. This can occur because richer, low-minority towns tend to have more successful override votes that attract similar households with relatively high demands for public services who can afford to pay for them. To evaluate this hypothesis, I ... read more
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  • J. Zabel, "Unintended Consequences: The Impact of Proposition 2½ Overrides on School Segregation in Massachusetts," Education Finance and Policy, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 481-514, Oct. 2014. doi: 10.1162/EDFP_a_00144.
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