contact staff ecs twitter facebook

Document Number: 5857

What Does a School Mean to a Community? Assessing the Social and Economic Benefits of Schools to Rural Villages in New York - This article researcher identifies community-level characteristics associated with the presence or absence of a school in a community, and the presence of these characteristics in two sets of communities in New York State. Lyson finds that the social and economic welfare in all communities is higher in places that have schools, and the gap between the rich and the poor is greater in villages without schools, as is the number of households receiving public assistance. (Thomas A. Lyson, Journal of Research in Rural Education, Cornell University, Winter 2002)...

Related Issues


Home  |  About ECS  |  Education Issues A-Z  | Research Studies  |  Reports & Databases  |  State Legislation  |  State Profiles  |  Projects & Institutes  |  Newsroom  |  Website User's Guide
700 Broadway, #810 Denver, CO 80203-3442
Phone: 303.299.3600 | Fax: 303.296.8332
©2015 Education Commission of the States |
Read our privacy policy