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Aghion, Philippe; Akcigit, Ufuk; Hyytinen, Ari; Toivanen, Otto – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2023
Why is invention strongly positively correlated with parental income not only in the US but also in Finland which displays low income inequality and high social mobility? Using data on 1.45M Finnish individuals and their parents, we find that: (i) the positive association between parental income and off-spring probability of inventing is greatly…
Descriptors: Correlation, Low Income, Social Differences, Social Mobility
Bleiberg, Joshua; Brunner, Eric; Harbatkin, Erica; Kraft, Matthew A.; Springer, Matthew G. – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2023
Federal incentives and requirements under the Obama administration spurred states to adopt major reforms to their teacher evaluation systems. We examine the effects of these reforms on student achievement and attainment at a national scale by exploiting the staggered timing of implementation across states. We find precisely estimated null effects,…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Educational Change, State Policy, Educational Policy
Bibler, Andrew; Billings, Stephen B.; Ross, Stephen – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2023
School choice lotteries are an important tool for allocating access to high-quality and oversubscribed public schools. While prior evidence suggests that winning a school lottery decreases adult criminality, there is little evidence for how school choice lotteries impact non-lottery students who are left behind at their neighborhood school. We…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Adults, Males, School Choice
Andrabi, Tahir; Bau, Natalie; Das, Jishnu; Karachiwalla, Naureen; Khwaja, Asim Ijaz – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2023
We estimate the equilibrium effects of a public-school grant program administered through school councils in Pakistani villages with multiple public and private schools and clearly defined catchment boundaries. The program was randomized at the village-level, allowing us to estimate its causal impact on the market. Four years after the start of…
Descriptors: Grants, Public Schools, Expenditures, Educational Finance
Gao, Xuwen; Liang, Wenquan; Mobarak, Ahmed Mushfiq; Song, Ran – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2023
About 11% of the Chinese population are rural-urban migrants with a rural hukou that severely restricts their children's access to urban schools. As a result, 69 million children are left behind in rural areas. We use two regression-discontinuity designs - based on school enrollment age cutoffs and a 2014 policy change that more severely…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migrant Children, Migrants, Parent Child Relationship
Vogel, Jonathan – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2023
What is the impact of the minimum wage on the college wage premium? I show that job-ladder models imply that the effect should be small on impact--raising only the wages of workers bound by the minimum wage--and grow over time as workers slowly move up the job ladder. Guided by my theory, I present evidence that these dynamic effects are present…
Descriptors: Minimum Wage, Wages, Salary Wage Differentials, Labor Market
Price, Gregory; Viceisza, Angelino – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2023
Historically Black colleges and universities are institutions that were established prior to 1964 with the principal mission of educating Black Americans. In this essay, we focus on two main issues. We start by examining how Black College students perform across HBCUs and non-HBCUs by looking at a relatively broad range of outcomes, including…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Higher Education, African American Students, Racial Composition
Butcher, Kristin F.; McEwan, Patrick; Weerapana, Akila – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2023
Many observers argue that diversity in Economics and STEM fields is critical, not simply because of egalitarian goals, but because who is in a field may shape what is studied by it. If increasing the rate of majoring in mathematically-intensive fields among women is a worthy goal, then understanding whether women's colleges causally affect that…
Descriptors: Single Sex Colleges, Womens Education, Economics, Majors (Students)
Cohodes, Sarah; Eren, Ozkan; Ozturk, Orgul – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2023
This paper examines the effects of a comprehensive performance pay program for teachers implemented in high-need schools on students' longer-run educational, criminal justice, and economic self-sufficiency outcomes. Using linked administrative data from a Southern state, we leverage the quasi-randomness of the timing of program adoption across…
Descriptors: Merit Pay, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Salaries, Outcomes of Education
Hanushek, Eric A.; Luo, Jin; Morgan, Andrew J.; Nguyen, Minh; Ost, Ben; Rivkin, Steven G.; Shakeel, Ayman – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2023
A fundamental question for education policy is whether outcomes-based accountability including comprehensive educator evaluations and a closer relationship between effectiveness and compensation improves the quality of instruction and raises achievement. We use synthetic control methods to study the comprehensive teacher and principal evaluation…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Principals, Administrator Evaluation, Teacher Salaries
Morgan, Andrew J.; Nguyen, Minh; Hanushek, Eric A.; Ost, Ben; Rivkin, Steven G. – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2023
Efforts to attract and retain effective educators in high poverty public schools have had limited success. Dallas ISD addressed this challenge by using information produced by its evaluation and compensation reforms as the basis for effectiveness-adjusted payments that provided large compensating differentials to attract and retain effective…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence, Public Schools, Poverty
Rosenzweig, Mark R.; Xu, Bing – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2023
This paper studies how rewards based on class rank affect student effort and performance using a game-theoretic classroom competition model and data from the resettlement of Southeast Asian refugees in the US. The paper finds that variation in the presence of strong or weak students changes the incentives and test scores of incumbent students…
Descriptors: Rewards, Academic Achievement, Competition, Peer Influence
Weiland, Christina; Unterman, Rebecca; Dynarski, Susan; Abenavoli, Rachel; Bloom, Howard; Braga, Breno; Faria, Ann-Marie; Greenberg, Erica H.; Jacob, Brian; Arnold Lincove, Jane; Manship, Karen; McCormick, Meghan; Miratrix, Luke; Monarrez, Tomás E.; Morris-Perez, Pamela; Shapiro, Anna; Valant, Jon; Weixler, Lindsay – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2023
Lottery-based identification strategies offer potential for generating the next generation of evidence on U.S. early education programs. Our collaborative network of five research teams applying this design in early education and methods experts has identified six challenges that need to be carefully considered in this next context: (1) available…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Program Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Admission (School)
Baran, Cavit; Chyn, Eric; Stuart, Bryan A. – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2023
This paper studies the impact of the First Great Migration on children. We use the complete count 1940 Census to estimate selection-corrected place effects on education for children of Black migrants. On average, Black children gained 0.8 years of schooling (12 percent) by moving from the South to North. Many counties that had the strongest…
Descriptors: African American Children, African American History, Migrants, Migrant Children
Ben-Michael, Eli; Feller, Avi; Rothstein, Jesse – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2023
In a pilot program during the 2016-17 admissions cycle, the University of California, Berkeley invited many applicants for freshman admission to submit letters of recommendation. This proved controversial within the university, with concerns that this change would further disadvantage applicants from disadvantaged groups. To inform this debate, we…
Descriptors: College Applicants, College Admission, Letters (Correspondence), Disadvantaged Youth
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