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ERIC Number: ED529751
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: As Provided
Do College-Prep Programs Improve Long-Term Outcomes? NBER Working Paper No. 17859
Jackson, C. Kirabo
National Bureau of Economic Research
I analyze the longer-run effects of a college-preparatory program implemented in inner-city schools that included payments to eleventh- and twelfth- grade students and their teachers for passing scores on Advanced Placement exams. Affected students attended college in greater numbers, were more likely to remain in college beyond their first year, more likely to earn a college degree, more likely to be employed, and earned higher wages. This is the first credible evidence that implementing college-preparatory programs in existing urban schools can improve both the long-run educational and labor market outcomes of disadvantaged students.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 11; Grade 12; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Economic Research
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Advanced Placement Examinations (CEEB)
What Works Clearinghouse Reviewed: Does Not Meet Evidence Standards