Ep. 102 – July 22, 2019 – How Does Race Affect Special Ed Identification in Schools?

Scott Imberman, a Professor in the Department of Economics at Michigan State University, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss a new paper which uses data from Florida to explore how the identification of childhood disabilities varies by race and school racial composition.

The paper, “School Segregation and Racial Gaps in Special Education Identification,” is co-written with Todd E. Elder, David N. Figlio and Claudia I. Persico, and is available from NBER.org:

https://www.nber.org/papers/w25829.pdf