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Title:  Working Paper: Geographic Variations in Public Schools' Costs
Description: The analyses presented in this report address the following question: "How much more or less does it cost to provide the same levels of educational resources across different geographic locations in the United States?" To answer this question, the report develops a comprehensive geopgraphic cost-of-education index for school services and resources that focuses on the prices of the inputs (personnel and nonpersonnel items used in the provision of school services) purchased by schools.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: February 1998
Web Release: March 3, 1998
Print Release:
Publication #: NCES 9804
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: Working Paper
  Working Papers provide preliminary analysis of substantive, technical, and methodological issues. They are works in progress that are presented to promote the sharing of valuable work experience and knowledge. These papers have not undergone a rigorous review for consistency with NCES standards.
Survey/Program Areas: Education Finance Statistics Center (EDFIN)
Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Working Paper, please contact:
Stephen Cornman.