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ERIC Number: ED506636
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 0
Abstractor: As Provided
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Into College, out of Poverty? Policies to Increase the Postsecondary Attainment of the Poor. NBER Working Paper No. 15387
Deming, David; Dynarski, Susan
National Bureau of Economic Research
We review the experimental and quasi-experimental research evidence on the causal relationship between college costs and educational attainment, with a particular focus on low-income populations. The weight of the evidence indicates that reducing college costs can increase college entry and persistence. Simple and transparent programs appear to be most effective. Programs that link money to incentives and/or the takeup of academic support services appear to be particularly effective.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Economic Research