Title

ProPelled: The Effects of Grants on Graduation and Earnings

Publication Date

1-1-2017

Grant Type

Early Career Research Award

Description

We will explore the effect of additional grant aid for poor students on college graduation and post college earnings. We will exploit a sharp change in the generosity of grants for college students that varies with family income in a regression discontinuity framework. We will use administrative education and earnings data from Texas to explore the longer-term effects of grants. Further, we develop a sufficient statistic approach to assess whether the generosity of the grants should be increased.

Grant Product

ProPelled: The Effects of Grants on Graduation, Earnings, and Welfare
Upjohn Institute Working Paper No. 17-280, 2017

Denning, Jeffrey T., Benjamin M. Marx, and Lesley J. Turner. 2017. "ProPelled: The Effects of Grants on Graduation, Earnings, and Welfare." NBER Working Paper No. 23860. https://doi.org/10.3386/w23860

Denning, Jeffrey T., Benjamin M. Marx, and Lesley Turner. 2018. "ProPelled: The Effects of Grants on Graduation, Earnings, and Welfare." IZA Discussion Paper No. 11792. https://www.iza.org/publications/dp/11792/propelled-the-effects-of-grants-on-graduation-earnings-and-welfare

Denning, Jeffrey T., Benjamin M. Marx, and Lesley J. Turner. 2019. "ProPelled: The Effects of Grants on Graduation, Earnings, and Welfare." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 11 (3): 193-224. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.20180100

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