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Long-Run Effects from Comprehensive Student Support: Evidence from Pathways to Education

Adam Lavecchia (), Philip Oreopoulos and Robert S. Brown

American Economic Review: Insights, 2020, vol. 2, issue 2, 209-24

Abstract: Offering comprehensive education support services to disadvantaged students shows promise for improving academic attainment. We explore longer-term impacts of the Pathways to Education program, a set of coaching, tutoring, group activities, and financial incentives initially offered in 2001 to grade-nine students living in the largest public housing community in Toronto. Using a difference-in-difference methodology and matching school records to income tax data through age 28 for a sample of students living in public housing under similar circumstances, we find that Pathways eligibility increased adult annual earnings by 19 percent, employment by 14 percent, and reduced welfare receipt by more than 30 percent.

JEL-codes: I22 I23 I24 I26 I28 L31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
Note: DOI: 10.1257/aeri.20190114
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