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Economics of Education Review

April 2016 Volume 51, Number 1

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Number of articles: 10

  1. Improving college access in the United States: Barriers and policy responses

    Lindsay C. Page, University of Pittsburgh, United States; Judith Scott-Clayton, Teachers College, United States

    Socioeconomic gaps in college enrollment and attainment have widened over time, despite increasing returns to postsecondary education and significant policy efforts to improve access. We describe... More

    pp. 4-22

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  2. The effects of the tax deduction for postsecondary tuition: Implications for structuring tax-based aid

    Caroline M. Hoxby & George B. Bulman, Department of Economics, United States

    The tax deduction for tuition potentially increases investments in education at minimal administrative cost. We assess whether it actually does this using regression discontinuity on the income... More

    pp. 23-60

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  3. Enlist or enroll: Credit constraints, college aid, and the military enlistment margin

    Andrew Barr

    Money for education is a primary motivation for military enlistment. One explanation is that individuals use these benefits to overcome borrowing constraints. I explore this by examining the... More

    pp. 61-78

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  4. Denying loan access: The student-level consequences when community colleges opt out of the Stafford loan program

    Mark Wiederspan

    The degree to which students are able to make adequate repayments on their student loans and avoid default is of special concern for colleges. If too many former students go into default, the... More

    pp. 79-96

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  5. Aid for all: College coaching, financial aid, and post-secondary persistence in Tennessee

    Celeste K. Carruthers & William F. Fox

    Beginning with the high school class of 2015, Tennessee Promise will provide college coaching and last-dollar aid to every high school graduate making a seamless transition to community college. We... More

    pp. 97-112

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  6. Reprint of “Stay late or start early? Experimental evidence on the benefits of college matriculation support from high schools versus colleges”

    Benjamin L. Castleman, University of Virginia, United States; Laura Owen, College of Education, United States; Lindsay C. Page, University of Pittsburgh School of Education, United States

    The summer melt and academic mismatch literatures have focused largely on college-ready, low-income students. Yet, a broader population of students may also benefit from additional support in... More

    pp. 113-124

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  7. Reprint of “The relationship between siblings’ college choices: Evidence from one million SAT-taking families”

    Joshua Goodman, Harvard University; Michael Hurwitz, Jonathan Smith & Julia Fox, College Board, United States

    Recent empirical work has demonstrated the importance both of educational peer effects and of various factors that affect college choices. We connect these literatures by highlighting a previously ... More

    pp. 125-135

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  8. (Un)informed college and major choice: Evidence from linked survey and administrative data

    Justine S. Hastings, Brown University and NBER, United States; Christopher A. Neilson, Princeton University, United States; Anely Ramirez, Consejo Nacional de Educación, Chile; Seth D. Zimmerman, Booth School of Business, United States

    We use large-scale surveys of Chilean college applicants and college students to explore the way students form beliefs about earnings and cost outcomes at different institutions and majors and how ... More

    pp. 136-151

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  9. The costs and benefits of enrolling in an academically matched college

    Jessica S. Howell & Matea Pender

    In response to increased efforts to raise college completion rates through improved academic match between students and their colleges, we examine the costs and benefits to students of following... More

    pp. 152-168

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  10. The returns to higher education for marginal students: Evidence from Colorado Welfare recipients

    Lesley J. Turner

    I estimate the impact of community college credits and credentials on the labor market outcomes of several cohorts of current and former welfare recipients. Using an individual fixed effects... More

    pp. 169-184

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