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Bedasso, Biniam E. – Education Finance and Policy, 2019
This paper explores factors affecting the choice of investment in specific human capital in the presence of significant inter-group and spatial inequalities. I use four years of admissions application data at an elite university in South Africa in conjunction with quarterly labor force data to trace the link between aptitude-adjusted expected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Majors (Students), Course Selection (Students), Racial Segregation
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Page, Lindsay C.; Iriti, Jennifer E.; Lowry, Danielle J.; Anthony, Aaron M. – Education Finance and Policy, 2019
Place-based promise scholarships are a relatively recent innovation in the space of college access and success. Although evidence on the impact of some of the earliest place-based scholarships has begun to emerge, the rapid proliferation of promise programs largely has preceded empirical evidence of their impact. We utilize regression…
Descriptors: Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, College Students, Educational Attainment
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Rosinger, Kelly Ochs – Education Finance and Policy, 2019
Recent policy and research efforts have focused on simplifying the college-going process, improving transparency around college costs, and helping students make informed decisions. In 2012, the Obama administration released the "shopping sheet," a standardized financial aid offer that is intended to provide students with simplified…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Enrollment Influences, Paying for College, Student Loan Programs
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Bettinger, Eric P.; Long, Bridget Terry – Education Finance and Policy, 2018
This paper measures the effects of collegiate class size on college retention and graduation. Class size is a perennial issue in research on primary and secondary schooling. Few researchers have focused on the causal impacts of collegiate class size, however. Whereas college students have greater choice of classes, selection problems and nonrandom…
Descriptors: College Students, Class Size, Large Group Instruction, School Holding Power
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Barrow, Lisa; Rouse, Cecilia Elena – Education Finance and Policy, 2018
We evaluate the effect of performance-based scholarship programs for postsecondary students on student time use and effort. We find evidence that financial incentives induced students to devote more time and effort to educational activities and allocate less time to other activities. Incentives did not generate impacts after eligibility ended and…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Scholarships, College Students, Incentives
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Paredes, Valentina – Education Finance and Policy, 2017
Several papers have proposed that the grading system affects students' incentives to exert effort. In particular, the previous literature has compared student effort under relative and absolute grading systems, but the results are mixed and the implications of the models have not been empirically tested. In this paper, I build a model where…
Descriptors: Grading, Student Motivation, Incentives, College Students
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Evans, Brent – Education Finance and Policy, 2017
Increasing the number of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees is a major federal education priority. I investigate whether providing a $4,000 financial incentive to low-income students in their junior and senior years of college induces them to major in a STEM field. Using administrative data from Ohio public colleges,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Incentives, Student Financial Aid, Low Income Groups
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Krieg, John M.; Henson, Steven E. – Education Finance and Policy, 2016
Using a large student-level dataset from a medium-sized regional comprehensive university, we measure the impact of taking an online prerequisite course on follow-up course grades. To control for self-selection into online courses, we utilize student, instructor, course, and time fixed effects augmented with an instrumental variable approach. We…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Academic Achievement, College Students, Grades (Scholastic)
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Gottfried, Michael A.; Bozick, Robert – Education Finance and Policy, 2016
Recently, through the support from the Obama administration, the traditional STEM curricula (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) in high schools are being updated with integrated, applied STEM courses (e.g., technology and engineering) in order to enhance the "real world" applicability of scientific fields and ultimately…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High School Students, College Students, Prior Learning
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Keng, Shao-Hsun – Education Finance and Policy, 2016
This paper uses data from a four-year college in Taiwan to examine the effect of adopting a stricter dismissal policy on course selection, student effort, and grading practices. Under the new rule, students are dismissed if they fail 50 percent or more credits in "any" two semesters as opposed to two "consecutive" semesters.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Discipline Policy, Expulsion
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Smith, Jonathan; Stange, Kevin – Education Finance and Policy, 2016
Students starting at a two-year college are much less likely to graduate than similar students who start at a four-year college, but the sources of this attainment gap are largely unexplained. This paper investigates the attainment consequences of sector choice and peer quality among recent high school graduates. Using data on all Preliminary SAT…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Attainment, Bachelors Degrees, Barriers
Scott-Clayton, Judith; Rodriguez, Olga – Education Finance and Policy, 2015
Half of all college students will enroll in remedial coursework but evidence of its effectiveness is mixed. Using a regression-discontinuity design with data from a large urban community college system, we make three contributions. First, we articulate three alternative hypotheses regarding the potential impacts of remediation. Second, in addition…
Descriptors: College Programs, Remedial Programs, Educational Policy, Evidence
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Routon, P. Wesley; Walker, Jay K. – Education Finance and Policy, 2015
Using data from a longitudinal survey of college students from over 400 institutions, we examine the impacts of occupational internship programs and voluntary academic leave on returning academic achievement, post-college ambitions, and general facets of the college experience. Previous literature on college internships has focused on labor market…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Surveys, Longitudinal Studies, Internship Programs
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Darolia, Rajeev – Education Finance and Policy, 2015
Student loan debt and defaults have been steadily rising, igniting public worry about the associated public and private risks. This has led to controversial regulatory attempts to curb defaults by holding colleges, particularly those in the for-profit sector, increasingly accountable for the student loan repayment behavior of their students. Such…
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Loan Default, Student Loan Programs, Loan Repayment
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Conger, Dylan; Chellman, Colin C. – Education Finance and Policy, 2013
Using restricted-access data from one of the largest urban public university systems in the United States--where many undocumented students are eligible for in-state tuition--we review the literature on undocumented college students in the United States and provide a comparison of the performance of undocumented students to that of U.S. citizens…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, College Students, In State Students, Tuition
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