Democratic education across school types: Evidence for the U.S. from NHES99

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This article reports on the differences in democratic education across school types, using the US National Household Education Survey (NHES) of 1999. We replicate the estimation approach of Campbell (1998) and find a strongly positive effect from attendance at Catholic school or private independent schools on community service participation, civic skills, civic confidence, political knowledge and political tolerance. The results are reasonably robust to alternative specifications. We consider the implications of these results for policy.

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Belfield, C. R. . (2004). Democratic education across school types: Evidence for the U.S. from NHES99. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 12, 43. https://doi.org/10.14507/epaa.v12n43.2004
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Clive R. Belfield, Teachers College, Columbia University

Dr. Clive Belfield is the Associate Director of the National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education, at Teachers College, Columbia University. His research is on the economics of education, vouchers, and cost-effectiveness.