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ERIC Number: EJ812573
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0276-8739
In-State Tuition for the Undocumented: Education Effects on Mexican Young Adults
Kaushal, Neeraj
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, v27 n p771-792 Fall 2008
This paper examines the effect of tuition subsidy in the form of in-state tuition to undocumented students on the education of noncitizen Mexican young adults. The policy is found to be associated with a 2.5 percentage point increase in college enrollment (base mean = 8%), a 3.7 percentage point increase in the proportion of students with at least some college education (base mean = 10%), and a 1.3 percentage point increase in the proportion with at least an associate degree (base mean = 4%). These results are robust to a variety of specifications. When the analysis is restricted to samples more likely to be affected by the policy, point estimates become larger. The study finds no evidence that in-state tuition policy for the undocumented adversely affects the educational outcomes of natives. (Contains 5 tables, 1 figure, and 27 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States