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dc.contributor.authorGrimes, Arthur
dc.contributor.authorStillman, Steven
dc.contributor.authorYoung, Chris
dc.identifier.citationGrimes, A., Stillman, S. & Young, C. (2011). Homeownership, social capital and parental voice in schooling. Motu Working Paper 11-11, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, Wellington, New Zealand.en_NZ
dc.description.abstractWe investigate the effects of homeownership on parents‟ involvement in local school elections. We use 2007 New Zealand school board of trustees data to examine whether schools where parents have high rates of homeownership experience high parental voting turnout in elections.We also investigate whether homeownership influences the probability that a school boardproceeds to election, indicating parental willingness to serve as a school trustee. Similarly, we examine whether state-owned social housing rates affect these outcomes. We compile results initially without controlling for other factors, and then controlling for a wide range of othercharacteristics, to test the robustness of simple observed associations between homeownership and state-ownership rates and outcome variables. Our findings show no discernible effect of homeownership on parental voting turnout in school elections after controls are added (contrary to the simple positive association), but a (robust) positive impact of both homeownership and state-ownership rates on the probability that a school holds an election.en_NZ
dc.publisherMotu Economic and Public Policy Research Trusten_NZ
dc.subjectschool electionsen_NZ
dc.subjectparental voiceen_NZ
dc.subjectsocial capitalen_NZ
dc.titleHomeownership, social capital and parental voice in schoolingen_NZ
dc.typeWorking Paperen_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfMotu Working Paperen_NZ

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