The Coal Industry and Funding Support for Education in Appalachia

Author(s): Jilleah G. Welch and Matthew N. Murray
Author Organization(s): Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy

These two reports examine the relationship between coal activity and funding for elementary and secondary education in Appalachia. The first report is a descriptive analysis examining patterns in funding throughout the Region, and the second used econometric analysis to examine how changes in coal activity have impacted this funding.