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Author: Dills, Angela K.
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1. DeAngelis, Corey A.
Dills, Angela K.
The Effects of School Choice on Mental Health
School Effectiveness and School Improvement: An International Journal of Research, Policy and Practice published online (3 December 2020): DOI: 10.1080/09243453.2020.1846569.
Also: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09243453.2020.1846569
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Keyword(s): Health, Mental; Private Schools; School Characteristics/Rating/Safety

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School choice allows families to choose schools that are more suited to their children. These choices may affect non-academic outcomes, including students' mental health. We empirically examine the relationship between school choice and mental health using two methods. First, we use difference-in-differences to estimate the effects of state voucher and charter school laws on adolescent suicide rates. States adopting charter school laws witness declines in adolescent suicides, whereas private school voucher laws are generally not associated with statistically significant changes in suicides. Second, we use survey data to estimate the effects of private schooling on adult mental health. Controlling for a post-baseline measure of mental health and a variety of individual characteristics, the estimates suggest that private schooling reduces the likelihood that individuals report having mental health issues as adults.
Bibliography Citation
DeAngelis, Corey A. and Angela K. Dills. "The Effects of School Choice on Mental Health." School Effectiveness and School Improvement: An International Journal of Research, Policy and Practice published online (3 December 2020): DOI: 10.1080/09243453.2020.1846569.