Information provision and preferences for education spending: Evidence from representative survey experiments in three countries

Cattaneo, Maria; Lergetporer, Philipp; Schwerdt, Guido; Werner, Katharina; Woessmann, Ludger; Wolter, Stefan C. (2020). Information provision and preferences for education spending: Evidence from representative survey experiments in three countries. European journal of political economy, 63, p. 101876. Elsevier 10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2020.101876

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Do citizens' preferences about education policies differ across industrialized countries? To gain comparative evidence on public preferences for education spending, we conduct representative experiments with information treatments in Switzerland using identical survey techniques previously used in Germany and the United States. In Switzerland, providing information about actual spending and salary levels reduces support for increased education spending from 54 to 40 percent and for increased teacher salaries from 27 to 19 percent, respectively. The broad patterns of education policy preferences are similar across the three countries when the role of status-quo and information are taken into account.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Economics

UniBE Contributor:

Wolter, Stefan Cornelis

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics

ISSN:

0176-2680

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Dino Collalti

Date Deposited:

12 Jan 2021 14:36

Last Modified:

02 Feb 2021 07:41

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2020.101876

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/150291

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/150291

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