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ERIC Number: ED537970
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 23
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 48
Can Financial Incentives Enhance Educational Outcomes? Evidence from International Experiments
Slavin, Robert E.
Center for Data-Driven Reform in Education (NJ3)
In recent years, there has been a revival of interest in financial incentives to encourage students to attend school and to improve their academic achievement, graduation rates, and other outcomes. Conditional cash transfer programs in developing countries, especially PROGRESA in Mexico, have found positive effects on attendance in large-scale randomized experiments, and this has encouraged similar initiatives throughout the world, including programs currently under way in New York, Washington, DC, and Chicago. This article reviews research on effects of conditional cash transfers and other financial incentive schemes on educational outcomes. (Contains 2 footnotes.) [Contributions by Lauren Gibbs, Michele Victor, Nancy Madden, Bette Chambers, and Susan Davis. Funding for this paper was provided by Sutton Trust.]
Center for Data-Driven Reform in Education. Johns Hopkins University, 200 West Towsontown Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21204. Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Data-Driven Reform in Education (CDDRE)
Identifiers - Location: California; Colombia; Costa Rica; District of Columbia; Ecuador; Illinois; Jamaica; Kenya; Mexico; New York; Ohio; Pakistan; Texas; United Kingdom; Wisconsin