[경제학과] 목요세미나 안내(5월 18일 목요일)
오는 5월 18일 16시 30분에 예정된 목요세미나 일정을 안내드리고자 합니다.
또한, 이번 학기 목요세미나는 다산경제관 32211호에서 오프라인으로 진행하오니 많은 참여 부탁드립니다.
- 일시: 2023년 5월 18일 (목) 16:30 - 17:45
- 장소: 다산경제관 32211호
- 발표자: 고선 교수님 (중앙대학교)
- 주제: Free Schools in America, 1850-1870: Who Voted for Them, Who Got Them, and Who Paid?
- Abstract: Universal free public schooling, especially at the elementary level, is believed to be indispensable to modern economic growth today. In history, early public schools charged tuition fees to the parents of the pupils, which prevented a significant number of children from attending school for economic reasons. Various collections of historical data from the nineteenth-century USA are analyzed to test economic theory on the causes and consequences of making public schools free. The analysis of state- and county-level data shows that the statewide establishment of the free school system was accelerated by the rise of taxable property values, but the role of landholding inequality was constrained by tax institutions. Regressions using individual-level data find that making schools free made children's education less dependent on parents’ wealth. Empirical evidence of geographical redistribution brought by free schooling is also reported.