The Effects of School Choice on Mental Health

Author(s)

Corey A. DeAngelis, Angela K. Dills

Published

2020

Source

School Effectiveness and School Improvement

Topics

This study uses empirical data to determine the benefits of school choice programs and student’s mental health, and to examine whether there is a positive correlation based on multiple methods of date analysis. Using data points such as adolescent suicide rates, the researchers were able show that states that implemented voucher programs saw declines in their suicide rates. Additionally, the two also showed that private schools and choice programs lower the likelihood that individuals report having mental health issues when they develop into adults.

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