William Duncombe (Center for Policy Research, The Maxwell School, Syracuse University), John Ruggiero (Department of Economics and Finance, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio) & John Yinger (Center for Policy Research, The Maxwell School, Syracuse University). Center for Policy Research . 01/1995. p. 69.
ABSTRACT: This paper develops a method for estimating a comprehensive district-level educational cost index that builds on the existing literature and can be implemented with available data and then to estimate this index using data for New York State. The main contribution of this approach is the development of new methods to select educational outcome measures and to control for school district efficiency. Moreover, the application to New York is instructive because school districts in the state have a wide variety of educational environments, from sparsely populated rural areas to large central cities.