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In brief... House Prices and School Quality: Evidence from State and Private Education in Paris
Gabrielle Fack and Julien Grenet October 2011
Paper No' CEPCP350:
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CentrePiece 16 (2) Autumn 2011

Tags: school catchment areas; france; private education; public education; housing; house prices

It is now widely understood that the quality of state schools in a neighbourhood has an impact on local house prices. Analysing data for Paris, Gabrielle Fack and Julien Grenet have looked deeper into this link by exploring how the presence of private schools influences parents' willingness to pay to live near good state schools.

This article summarises 'When do Better Schools Raise Housing Prices? Evidence from Paris Public and Private Schools' by Gabrielle Fack and Julien Grenet, Centre for the Economics of Education Discussion Paper No. 119