Childhood Educational Interventions: Experimental Evidence on Postsecondary Impacts

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Early Career Research Award


The overarching goal of policy interventions for children is to improve long-term outcomes such as educational attainment, health, and earnings. Yet, mostly due to data and budget limitations, numerous evaluations of such programs assess their effectiveness by examining impacts on a variety of short-run outcomes, such as contemporaneous standardized test scores. In this paper, I examine the long-term impacts of two randomly assigned elementary school interventions on kids’ postsecondary attendance, persistence, and completion.

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Elementary School Interventions: Experimental Evidence on Postsecondary Outcomes
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 35(4): 413-436