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ERIC Number: EJ1158230
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3737
Educational Effects of Banning Access to In-State Resident Tuition for Unauthorized Immigrant Students
Villarraga-Orjuela, Alexander; Kerr, Brinck
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, v39 n4 p620-643 Dec 2017
This research examines the effects of state laws banning access to in-state resident tuition for unauthorized immigrant students in the United States. These laws were implemented between 2005 and 2012. We evaluate the policy effects on (a) college enrollment, (b) school dropout rates of unauthorized immigrants, and (c) the enrollment of U.S. citizens in higher education. Multivariate triple-differences models are used. We find significant negative effects on the college attendance rates of unauthorized immigrants. Policies have primarily affected recent high school graduates. With regard to dropping out of school, we find no evidence of dynamic effects. Nor do we find evidence of benefits in college attendance for non-Hispanic, Hispanic, or Mexican naturalized citizens.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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