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CB13-TPS.26

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  THURSDAY, MARCH. 14, 2013

Fewer Children are in Private Schools, More in Charters: Working Paper Explores Possible Links

Data from several surveys, including the Current Population Survey and American Community Survey, show a decline in private school enrollment over the last decade. The working paper compares trends across datasets and subgroups and explores possible underlying causes of the decline in enrollment, which occurred particularly at larger, religiously affiliated schools in cities and suburbs. Possible causes explored by the paper include the growth in charter schools, home schooling and the recession. View related Research Matters Forum post.

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