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ERIC Number: EJ1042026
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3737
Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Practice: Interventions to Improve High School Completion
Hollands, Fiona; Bowden, A. Brooks; Belfield, Clive; Levin, Henry M.; Cheng, Henan; Shand, Robert; Pan, Yilin; Hanisch-Cerda, Barbara
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, v36 n3 p307-326 Sep 2014
In this article, we perform cost-effectiveness analysis on interventions that improve the rate of high school completion. Using the What Works Clearinghouse to select effective interventions, we calculate cost-effectiveness ratios for five youth interventions. We document wide variation in cost-effectiveness ratios between programs and between sites within multisite programs, reflecting differences in resource use, program implementation, and target population characteristics. We offer suggestions as to how cost-effectiveness data can be used to inform policymaking, with the goal of improving the efficiency with which public and private resources are employed in education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
IES Grant or Contract Numbers: R305U120001