EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Every Little Bit Counts: The Impact of High-speed Internet on the Transition to College

Lisa Dettling, Sarena Goodman and Jonathan Smith
Additional contact information
Sarena Goodman: https://www.federalreserve.gov/econres/sarena-f-goodman.htm

No 2015-108, Finance and Economics Discussion Series from Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)

Abstract: This paper investigates the effects of high-speed Internet on students' college application decisions. We link the diffusion of zip code-level residential broadband Internet to millions of PSAT and SAT takers' college testing and application outcomes and find that students with access to high-speed Internet in their junior year of high school perform better on the SAT and apply to a higher number and more expansive set of colleges. Effects appear to be concentrated among higher-SES students, indicating that while, on average, high-speed Internet improved students' postsecondary outcomes, it may have increased pre-existing inequities by primarily benefiting those with more resources.

Keywords: Broadband; College Choice; Undermatch (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 51 pages
Date: 2015-12-01
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-edu and nep-net
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (5)

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.federalreserve.gov/econresdata/feds/2015/files/2015108pap.pdf Full text (application/pdf)
http://dx.doi.org/10.17016/FEDS.2015.108 DOI (application/pdf)

Related works:
Journal Article: Every Little Bit Counts: The Impact of High-Speed Internet on the Transition to College (2018) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:fip:fedgfe:2015-108

DOI: 10.17016/FEDS.2015.108

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Finance and Economics Discussion Series from Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.) Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Ryan Wolfslayer ; Keisha Fournillier ().

 
Page updated 2024-05-25
Handle: RePEc:fip:fedgfe:2015-108