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Erwin, Christopher; Binder, Melissa – Education Finance and Policy, 2020
We use the natural experiment of a state lottery scholarship to measure the effect of generous financial aid on graduation rates at New Mexico's flagship public university. During the study period, the scholarship program paid full tuition for eight semesters for any state resident earning a 2.5 grade point average in their first semester at any…
Descriptors: Merit Scholarships, State Aid, Public Colleges, Graduation Rate
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Bell, Elizabeth; Wehde, Wesley; Stucky, Madeleine – Education Finance and Policy, 2020
In the wake of declining state support for higher education, many state leaders have adopted lottery earmark policies, which designate lottery revenue to higher education budgets as an alternative funding mechanism. However, despite the ubiquity of lottery earmarks for higher education, it remains unclear whether this new source of revenue serves…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Financial Support, State Aid
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Majilla, Tanmoy; Rieger, Matthias – Education Finance and Policy, 2020
Scams involving university degrees are flourishing in many emerging markets. Using a resume experiment in India, this paper studies the impact of "gray degrees," or potentially bought academic credentials from questionable universities, on callback rates to job applications. The experiment varied the type of degree (no, gray, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Degrees, Deception, Job Applicants
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Lara, Bernardo; Shores, Kenneth A. – Education Finance and Policy, 2020
Revealed preferences for equal college access may be due to beliefs that equal access increases societal income or income equality. To isolate preferences for those goods, we implement an online discrete choice experiment using social statistics generated from true variation among commuting zones. We find that, ceteris paribus, the average income…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Income, Enrollment
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Liu, Vivian Yuen Ting – Education Finance and Policy, 2020
Despite having been the largest source of financial aid to low-income college students in the United States, the traditional Pell Grant had one major limitation: If students enrolled in two semesters full-time, they would not have had any tuition support for the summer term of the same academic year. The year-round Pell (YRP) was implemented in…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Grants, Summer Schools, Federal Aid
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Black, Sandra E.; Cortes, Kalena E.; Lincove, Jane Arnold – Education Finance and Policy, 2020
Access to higher education begins with a student's decision whether and where to apply to college. This paper examines racial and ethnic differences in college application behavior of high school graduates, using two recent graduation cohorts from Texas. We estimate racial and ethnic differences in the probability of applying to college,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Applicants, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
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Goldhaber, Dan; Krieg, John; Nalto, Natsumi; Theobald, Roddy – Education Finance and Policy, 2020
A growing literature documents the importance of student teaching placements for teacher development. Emerging evidence from this literature highlights the importance of the mentor teacher who supervises this placement, as teachers tend to be more effective when they student teach with a mentor who is a more effective teacher. But the efficacy of…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Placement, Teacher Education Programs
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Goodman, Sarena; Volz, Alice Henriques – Education Finance and Policy, 2020
Between 2000 and 2010, U.S. public colleges and universities experienced widespread and uneven changes in funding from state and local appropriations. We find that over this period annual decreases in statewide appropriations led to lower public enrollment and higher for-profit enrollment (with no effect on enrollment overall), as well as…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Proprietary Schools, Private Colleges, State Aid
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Sten-Gahmberg, Susanna – Education Finance and Policy, 2020
In this paper, I study heterogeneity in graduate students' responses to financial incentives. The incentive was given by a student aid reform in Norway that was intended to increase the proportion of students who graduate on time by offering a reduction of their student loan. Using a difference-in-difference strategy and detailed Norwegian…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Incentives, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs
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Birdsall, Chris; Gershenson, Seth; Zuniga, Raymond – Education Finance and Policy, 2020
Ten years of administrative data from a diverse, private, top-100 law school are used to examine the ways in which female and nonwhite students benefit from exposure to demographically similar faculty in first-year, required law courses. Arguably, causal impacts of exposure to same-sex and same-race instructors on course-specific outcomes such as…
Descriptors: Private Colleges, Law Schools, Gender Differences, Females
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Acerenza, Santiago; Gandelman, Néstor – Education Finance and Policy, 2019
This paper characterizes household spending in education using microdata from income and expenditure surveys for twelve Latin American and Caribbean countries and the United States. Bahamas, Chile, and Mexico have the highest household spending in education and Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay have the lowest. Tertiary education is the most important…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Latin Americans, Heads of Households, Expenditures
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Anderson, Drew M. – Education Finance and Policy, 2019
This study examines how private colleges and universities choose to spend versus reinvest resources in endowment funds that have suffered investment losses. The analysis takes advantage of a market downturn and public policy shift, which together revealed how colleges define prudent spending. Investment losses during the financial crisis of 2008…
Descriptors: Private Colleges, Endowment Funds, Expenditures, Investment
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Bedasso, Biniam E. – Education Finance and Policy, 2019
This paper explores factors affecting the choice of investment in specific human capital in the presence of significant inter-group and spatial inequalities. I use four years of admissions application data at an elite university in South Africa in conjunction with quarterly labor force data to trace the link between aptitude-adjusted expected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Majors (Students), Course Selection (Students), Racial Segregation
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Davis, Matthew; Heller, Blake – Education Finance and Policy, 2019
Although it is well known that certain charter schools dramatically increase students' standardized test scores, there is considerably less evidence that these human capital gains persist into adulthood. To address this matter, we match three years of lottery data from a high-performing charter high school to administrative college enrollment…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, High Schools, Urban Schools, Enrollment
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Clotfelter, Charles T.; Hemelt, Steven W.; Ladd, Helen F. – Education Finance and Policy, 2019
We explore the effects of a statewide policy change that increased the number of high school math courses required for admission to four-year public universities in North Carolina. Using data on cohorts of eighth-grade students from 1999 to 2006, we exploit variation by district over time in the math course-taking environment encountered by…
Descriptors: College Admission, Admission Criteria, Secondary School Mathematics, Public Colleges
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